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Corruption: EFCC Arrests Ex-governor Ohakim, Interrogates Lamido

Former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim
Former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested Former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim for alleged financial crimes he committed between 2007 and 2011 when he was governor.

Ohakim was arrested Thursday (yesterday) at his residence in the Asokoro district of Abuja by EFCC operatives who had been on his trail for days.

Also, former governor of Jigawa State Sule Lamido submitted himself at the Abuja head offices of the EFCC, yesterday.

He is being been quizzed by the commission’s operatives over alleged bribery and money laundering offences.

Commission spokesman Wilson Uwujaren said both Ohakim and Lamido were concurrently questioned by operatives of the EFCC over allegations of financial crimes.

Uwujaren said Ohakim was asked to report on Wednesday but he failed to do so.

He said EFCC agents arrested the former governor at his Asokoro residence in Abuja and took him to their head office in Wuse II.

Uwujaren said the former Governor is being interrogated by detectives over allegations of financial crimes committed when governor between 2007 and 2011.

He said of particular interest to the Commission is how the former governor acquired some properties.

Investigation shows acquisition of huge properties has been linked the Ohakim.

Uwujaren said Lamido was quizzed over his involvement in the award of contracts when he was Jigawa state governor to companies which were connected to his family members.

He recalled that the sons of the former governor were arrested last year over alleged pilfering of the state government funds and laundering same through their company accounts.

A number of Ex-governors, former ministers and Federal lawmakers have been facing long-drawn graft trials, and are being prosecuted by the EFCC.


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