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EFCC petitioned as National Theatre Lagos is looted

The Society for Transparency has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over looting of national assets in the National Theatre, Lagos.

The petition, which was signed by the Corporate Director, Society for Transparency, Taiwo Osipitan, and addressed to the Chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, entitled: ‘Looting of National Assets in Disguise of Privatisation,’ was received by the anti-graft agency on October 15, 2021.

It alleged that mass looting is ongoing on in the National Arts Theatre which is evidence that either the Ministry of Information and Culture or the National Assembly were not paying adequate attention to the brazen stealing going on there or they are complicit in the looting.

In the petition, the Society for Transparency also rubbished the claim by one of the managers of the National Theatre that the board authorised him to sell the government property, Sun writes.

According to the Society for Transparency, the looted items include a complete set of sound system costing over N100 million; complete set of lighting equipment costing over N130 million; projector costing N2 million, Banquet (2000 pieces) costing N30 million and high traffic banquet carpet costing N33 million among others.

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