EFCC accuses Benue governor of N22bn fraud (Punch)

EFCC accuses Benue governor of N22bn fraud (Punch)

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 just as the EFCC 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 our 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. Read more

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