- Former Abia governor T.A Orji has been accused of being in possession of several billions of naira by the EFCC
- The former governor was alleged to have diverted some money belonging to the state-
- According to the anti-graft agency, petition against the former governor was brought by Fight Corruption: Save Nigeria Group
Billions of naira has been allegedly traced to bank accounts linked to former governor Theodore Orji of Abia state.
The money was reportedly traced by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after a petition from a group, Fight Corruption: Save Nigeria Group.
According to the petition, the former governor allegedly diverted various sums of money that accrued to Abia state, Daily Trust reports.
He was accused of collecting N500 million monthly purported to be security vote which was being converted.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, reacted to the conviction of some former governors found guilty of corruption cases by the competent court of the land.
Legit.ng reported that EFCC in recent times convicted some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) who were former governors.
Contrary to the belief that the anti-graft agency was witch-hunting members of the opposition party, the conviction of the former governor of Plateau state, Joshua Dariye, who was a serving APC senator when he was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, proved the EFCC to be apolitical.
The convictions of the former governor of Abia state and Senate chief whip, Orji Uzor Kalu to 12-year imprisonment over N7.6bn fraud and the ex-governor of Taraba state, Jolly Nyame, to 12-year imprisonment also indicated that President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption war is holistic.
Legit.ng had also reported that the Supreme Court upheld the judgment of the Court of Appeal which affirmed the conviction of Nyame and handed him 12-year imprisonment.
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