EFCC arrests Benue Assembly clerk over alleged N220m fraud

EFCC arrests Benue Assembly clerk over alleged N220m fraud

- The clerk of Benue assembly, Torese Agena, his wife Terngu and two daughters are all in trouble with the EFCC

- Agena was arrested and detained over an alleged N220m fraud while his wife and daughters were arrested for assaulting police officers guarding the EFCC's Makurdi office

- Terngu and her daughters were accused of assaulting two officers, biting a third officer on the arm and trying to run over another with their car among other offences

The Clerk of the Benue state House of Assembly, Torese Agena, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of fraud.

The Nation reports that the EFCC confirmed in a statement through the spokesperson of its Benue office, Nwanyinma Okeanu, that it has detained Agena over N220m that was allegedly misappropriated.

The anti-graft agency also arrested and handed over to the police, Agena's wife and two daughters for assaulting the commission's operatives at their (EFCC's) office.

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EFCC arrests Benue Assembly clerk over alleged N220m fraud
The EFCC says Agena's wife and daughters, while on a visit to the office of the anti-graft agency, assaulted at least four police officers on duty.
Source: UGC

“The commission on Thursday arrested the clerk of Benue House of Assembly, Torese Agena, for an alleged case of fraud, stealing and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of over two hundred and twenty million Naira (N220,000,000)," the statement read in part.

It also accused Agena's wife Terngu and her daughters Terfa – Mamadu Ngweavese and Agena Suur of attacking two mobile policemen who were on duty at the EFCC’s zonal office in Makurdi where the suspect was being held.

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The ladies were said to have also bitten a third policeman on his left arm and further tried to run over another officer with their car while trying to escape.

EFCC said Agena is presently in detention because it has a valid court warrant from the federal high court, Makurdi to hold him for trial.

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Meanwhile, in a separate incident, Legit.ng reported that Shehu Sani, a former Senator from Kaduna state, claimed that the EFCC connived with his accuser to frame him for alleged extortion.

The former lawmaker, in a statement on Monday, January 13, from detention, alleged that the statement against him was purposely crafted, concocted and packaged by the anti-graft agency connivance with his accuser.

He challenged the EFCC and his accuser to make public any evidence in the form of audio, video, cheque, draft or money transfer to back up the allegations against him.

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