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General News of Friday, 12 November 2021


EFCC arrests ex-Edo governor Igbinedion over N1.6bn fraud

Lucky Igbinedion Lucky Igbinedion

An ex-governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

According to reports, Igbinedion who completed his tenure as governor in 2007 is being grilled at the Abuja headquarters of the EFCC for allegedly redirecting public funds to the tune of N1.6 billion.

A loan obtained by the Edo State government is said to have been diverted to a company in which he has an interest in Mr Igbinedion was prosecuted in 2008 by the EFCC and convicted of embezzling N2.9 billion belonging to Edo State.

He has been sentenced to six months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to a one-count charge which was pruned from 191 charges.

The latest invitation was confirmed by the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren.

He did not give any details.

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