Ex-governor Igbinedion quizzed by EFCC over N1.6B fraud, detained overnight

Lucky Igbinedion

Lucky Igbinedion

By Philomina Attah/Abuja

The former governor of Edo State, Mr Lucky Igbinedion, is being quizzed by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) over an alleged criminal diversion of N1.6 billion.

The former governor, who arrived at the headquarters of the EFCC, at Jabi, Abuja, around 2pm, on Thursday was still being interrogated as of the time of filing this report.

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

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But the new investigation, according to the source who was not authorised to speak on the matter, was based on fresh evidence against him.

The source said that the former governor diverted a loan obtained by the Edo State Government during his tenure, to settle the indebtedness of a company in which he had interest.

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

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