By G9ija

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has alleged that a former Coordinating Director of Federal Inland Revenue Service, Peter Hena, received over N700 million cash between January 2017 and December 2018.

The anti-graft agency further alleged that Hena and eight others shared N4.5 billion in illegal estacodes and fraudulent Duty Tour Allowances.

Hena and others were on last Thursday arraigned on 42-count before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

EFCC accused Hena of accepting N45million cash from one of the accused without going through a financial institution contrary to section 1(a) and punishable under section 16(2) (b) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act,2011 as amended by Act No. 1 of 2012.

Hena allegedly received another N75million cash payment from another accused and N99million from a third accused.