Big Woman On The Run? EFCC In Search Of Madam Jamila

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu has stated that the anti-graft agency is searching for a former BBC reporter, Jamila Tangaza.

He said the commission is on the lookout for Jamila, who is being investigated over allegations of financial crimes, following reports that she attempted to jump bail and escape the country.

She is being investigated over alleged financial malfeasance to the tune of about N800million when she served as the Director of Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS) and Senior Special Assistant to the former Federal Capital Territory Minister (FCT), Bala Mohammed.

In an interview yesterday, Magu said the Commission is on the lookout for her as attempts to reach her mobile phone numbers had been unsuccessful.

He also said Madam Jamila is on administrative bail and as such if she jumps bail she's committing another crime, noting that her surety who stood for her bail has been summoned by the EFCC.

He also pointed out that the EFCC has furnished other agencies; the Customs, Immigration Service, DSS and other International policing organizations like Interpol and FBI a list of people being investigated and prosecuted by the agency.

He added that no matter where such persons run to they would still be within the grasp of EFCC.