EFCC Arrests Former Abia State Governor Theodore Orji

A former governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Orji has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

His arrest was confirmed by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren who revealed that the ex-governor was arrested on Thursday morning.

Currently, he is a lawmaker representing Abia Central Senatorial District at the Senate.

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

He is being questioned alongside his son, Chinedu, the current Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, who turned himself in this afternoon when he learnt of his father’s arrest.

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 a security vote for eight years as governor of Abia State between 2007 and 2015.

The former governor has also been alleged of mismanagement of N2billion Ecological Fund and conversion of Sure-P funds.

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