EFCC Grills AMCON MD, Ahmed Kuru, Over Alleged Diversion Of Assets

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday grilled the managing director of Assets Management Company of Nigeria, (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Kuru.

Kuru was quizzed in connection to the alleged diversion of assets.

A top official at the anti-graft agency confirmed the development on Wednesday.

Kuru has been accused of asset diversion and selling of seized assets to cronies at below value prices by businessmen accused of loan default with banks, according to a report by Sahara Reporters.

The newspaper quoted a source at the EFCC to have claimed that Kuru was invited by the commission after confirmation of his selling assets worth billions of naira belonging to Atlantic.

According to the source, Atlantic was accused of loan default with Skye Bank, and properties in collateral were seized while the action was instituted in court.

While the court case was still pending, the AMCON MD allegedly proceeded to sell the properties in dispute at a price far below the prevailing market value.

The development comes months after Kuru began his second term in office as AMCON MD.

Meanwhile, in July 2021, while attending the retreat of the senate committee on banking, Kuru had said AMCON recovered N1.48 trillion out of N4.158 trillion from bank debtors.

He had also said the agency still has 7,902 outstanding obligors with a total outstanding loan of above N3.1 trillion.

Jude Nwauzor, head, Corporate Communications, AMCON, did not respond to our inquiries as of press time.

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