Former chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Babatunde Fowler yesterday reported back to the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over fresh N9.2billion said to have been traced to his personal account.
According to SaharaReporters, the whooping sum was traced to Fowler’s personal account from Lagos Inland Revenue Service and Alpha Beta scam, in which former governor of Lagos and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, had also been mentioned.
It would be recalled that Fowler was on November 2 invited for questioning by the EFCC over N5billion fraud perpetrated in the agency under his watch, after he had been butted out as chairman of the revenue agency.
Earlier, nine senior officials of the agency were detained by the EFCC over alleged multi-billion naira fraud in 2019.
Fowler was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 after a query for worsening tax revenues since 2015.
He was also accused of a lavish lifestyle, bankrolling extravagant parties and concerts in Lagos, poor corporate governance structures at the FIRS, poor audits at the FIRS, high handedness in office, diversion of funds, brazen corruption and awarding contracts to stooges and cronies.
He was still being questioned at the Lagos office of the anti-graft agency as at the time of this report.