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EFCC Arrest Former Abia Governor Theodore Orji

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EFCC Arrests Former Abia Governor Theodore Orji

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday arrested a former governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Orji.

The former governors arrest was confirmed by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren.

He is currently a lawmaker representing Abia Central Senatorial District at the Senate.

Orji was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 10am on Thursday and brought to the headquarters of the EFCC at Jabi, Abuja for continuation of his interrogation.

He is being quizzed alongside his son, Chinedu, the current Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, who was also arrested.

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.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.