- The director general of Voice of Nigeria (VON) Mr. Osita Okechukwu has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
- The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the invitation of the VON chief executive but declined to provide further details
- According to reports, he was detained over a case of conspiracy, abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N1.3billion
Osita Okechukwu, the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday, January 29.
He was accused of conspiracy, abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N1.3billion.
Punch Newspaper reports that when contacted, EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren confirmed the invitation of the VON.
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2023: It will be a mistake to return PDP to power, VON DG Okechukwu warns
Recall that Legit.ng reported that ahead of the 2023 general elections, Osita Okechukwu, said Nigerians will be making a big mistake by returning the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) back to power.
The APC chieftain explained that the opposition party, PDP cannot be trusted to rescue Nigeria because promoters of the party have an incurable appetite for corruption and a history of mismanaging the economy.
Okechukwu made this statement during an interview in Abuja on Sunday, November 28.
APC supporters sends important message to VON boss over Tinubu
In another report, the Tinubu Support Group has lambasted the director-general of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu. This follows a statement in which the DG urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, to forgo his presidential ambition and instead support a candidate from the South-East.
According to the support group, Tinubu’s presidency is a national project.
This was disclosed in a statement signed on Monday by the acting head of media and Publicity of TSG, Adeyanju Oluwatosin, titled ‘2023: Tinubu project is National Project, TSG tells VON DG’
VON DG reels out benefits of electronic transmission of election results
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had also reported that Okechukwu, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, applauded the National Assembly lawmakers for the insertion of electronic transmission of election results in the country’s electoral law.
It was reported that Okechukwu while speaking to journalists in Abuja, reeled out some of the benefits of electronic transmission of election results.
Okechukwu said this singular act by lawmakers of the National Assembly in collaboration with stakeholders would end some impunity that has continued to demean the nation's process of selecting public officials.