Breaking News: Former Abia State Governor and son has been arrested for an alleged 48 billion fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained the ex-governor of Abia state, Sen. Theodore Orji and his son, Chinedu over an alleged theft of N48billion.

The former governor was deterred at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja before boarding a flight for a long vacation.

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His son was also arrested and extradited alongside his father to the EFCC headquarters located at Jabi, Abuja for his interrogation continuation.

“He is being quizzed alongside his son, Chinedu, the current Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, who turned himself in this afternoon upon learning of the arrest of his father.

“Senator Orji and his sons, Chinedu and Ogbonna, are under investigation by the EFCC for offences bordering on misappropriation of public funds and money laundering.

“The ex- Governor is alleged to have collected N500million monthly as security vote for eight years as governor of Abia state between 2007 and 2015.

“Other issues relate to the alleged mismanagement of N2billion Ecological Fund and conversion of Sure-P funds.” the source reported.

They will also have to account for the N2billion Ecological Fund and conversion of Sure-P funds.

 

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