Saturday, 1 December 2018

Effcc Arrests Abia Ex Governor T. A Orji and Son (Details)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested and detained the former governor of Abia State, and currently Senator representing Abia central, Theodore Orji and his Son, Hon. Chinedum Orji (Ikuku) who is a member of Abia State House of Assembly.

Recall that the former governor was grilled in Abuja on 21st of November before this recent arrest this week.

Information made available to us has it that two bank managers were also arrested in Abuja with the ex governor since two days over the alleged N27bn fraud.

A live programme on Love FM, Umuahia which the former governor was supposed to feature yesterday was cancelled as he couldn’t make it because the EFCC didn’t allow him to go.

His son, Chinedum Orji who is a majority leader at the Abia state House of Assembly is said to have a hand in the mismanagement of the funds as he is also being grilled by the EFCC in Abuja.

Elitism6 gathered that among the allegations levelled against the former governor was that he diverted billions of naira disbursed to Abia State by the Central Bank of Nigeria for Small and Medium Enterprise.

The lawmaker was also alleged to have diverted money from the Ecological Fund account, which should have been used in tackling erosion and other disasters peculiar to the state.

The ex-governor allegedly diverted money from the Abia State Oil Producing Development Area Commission, an agency of government set up for the development of the oil producing areas in Abia State

Orji allegedly used the funds to buy properties in Abia, Port Harcourt and Abuja, and abroad some of which the EFCC is planning to seize.

Elitism6  will continue to closely monitor the situation and bring you updates as events unfold.

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