EFCC Quizzes Ex-Abia Gov Theodore Orji, Son Over Alleged Misappropriation, Money Laundering
A former governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Orji, was, on Thursday, arrested by operatives of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC).
Spokesperson of EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, in an announcement, acknowledged that the previous governor, who had been on the fee’s watch record, was intercepted at Nnamdi Worldwide Airport, Abuja, on Thursday.
He mentioned that Orji was later taken to the fee’s headquarters for continuation of his interrogation.
“He’s being quizzed alongside his son, Chinedu, the present Speaker of Abia State Home of Meeting, who turned himself on this afternoon upon studying of the arrest of his father.
“Orji and his sons, Chinedu and Ogbonna, are underneath investigation by EFCC for offences bordering on misappropriation of public funds and cash laundering.
“The ex-governor is alleged to have collected N500 million month-to-month as a security vote for eight years as governor of Abia State between 2007 and 2015.
“Different points relate to the alleged mismanagement of the N2 billion ecological fund and conversion of Positive-P funds,” he mentioned.