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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Coincidence? EFCC Accuses Gov Ortom Who Just Decamped To PDP Of N22bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has linked Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to an alleged fraud to the tune of N22bn, this is coming just days after defecting from the ruling party, APC to opposition party, PDP.

EFCC also revealed that 21 members of the Benue State House of Assembly are under investigation for allegedly diverting N375m meant for the procurement of vehicles that would be used for oversight functions.

The allegations are contained in a report of an investigation which began in 2016 but was made available to Punch correspondent on Monday.

According to the report, the governor, between June 30, 2015 and March 2018, ordered the withdrawal of N21.3bn from four government’s accounts in Guaranty Trust Bank, First Bank of Nigeria and the United Bank for Africa.

On paper, about N19bn out of the money was said to be meant for the payment of six security agencies that had been deployed in the state to address the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

However, the EFCC stated that less than N3bn of the money was paid to the security agencies while the remainder could not be accounted for.

Punch

8 comments:

  1. This is serious,anything to pull this man down

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  2. This is serious,anything to pull this man down

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  3. FG trying too hard. Go against them and you will be persecuted

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  4. Na real coincidence. Shameless politicians

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