The Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC has arrested three top government officials in Taraba state.
Investigation revealed that those arrested were from the Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, though their names have not been made public.
However, our Taraba state base correspondent gathered that a Permanent Secretary and Cashier as well as the Director of Finance and administration are those presently in the net of the commission for over a week.
The corrupt practices in the state which have always lead to the surcharging of local government councils, was said to have led to the intervention of the EFCC.
Beside the above, the alleged illegal withdrawal of the sum of N21 billion from the state treasury without due process, was also observed to have necessitated the arrest, which has now compelled officials of the state government to be seeking for hiding places.
The source reveal that the leadership of the Bureau have been indicted for breaching the financial regulations on withdrawals, however, he believe those that were arrested would soon regain their freedom as all efforts by both the Bureau and the state government to wade in, are on top gear.
Apart from the Bureau, the anti-graft commission, as further gathered as well beaming their searchlight on other ministries, agencies and departments in the state that have been enveloped by corrupt practices.