CRIME

Former Abia Governor, Orji In EFCC Custody over N521 billion Fraud

Former Governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji has been allegedly picked up by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The sitting Senator was arrested alongside his son at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja over N521 billion alleged fraud. It was later gathered that his son turned himself in.

Chinedum Orji is the sitting Speaker of the State his father ruled for 8 years.

Both Theodore and his son, Chinedum, who is the current Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, are currently in custody where they are being grilled for laundering Abia State funds during his reign as Governor of the Southeastern State.

The petition which was written by Fight Corruption: Save Nigeria Group reads
“Investigation was extended to his family members to ascertain the link and culpability of the alleged fraud.”

“The ex-governor’s first son, Chinedum Orji Enyinnaya, who is currently the speaker of the Abia state house of assembly is now a frequent guest at the EFCC headquarters to throw light on his involvement in the fraud.”

“A check on his financial activities revealed that he had about 100 accounts in different banks, with over 80 percent of the accounts still very active. The accounts which were both corporate and individual received so much deposit in cash without evidence of job or services rendered.”

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