EFCC Detains Ex-Nigerian Governor Over Alleged N1.6 Billion Fraud

INVESTIGATION: How former Edo Governor, Igbinedion, lost N3.3 billion to Venezuelan conmen [Part 1]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained a former governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion, over alleged criminal diversion of public funds to the tune of N1.6 billion.

Top sources with direct knowledge of the case but not permitted to speak publicly on it, said the ex-governor was being grilled by detectives at EFCC’s headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.

The former governor reportedly arrived the commission’s headquarters yesterday around 2p.m. and was still under interrogation as of the time of filing this report.

Shortly after his exit as governor in 2007, Mr Igbinedion was prosecuted by the EFCC and convicted of corruption.

But the new investigation, according to sources is based on fresh evidence that the former governor diverted a loan obtained by the Edo State government to settle the financial indebtedness of a company in which he was said to have an interest.

Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson for the commission, confirmed the invitation of the former governor but declined further comment.

-Premium Times

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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