The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested two top officials of the Imo State Government. DETAILS COMING UP
UPDATE: The Imo state Finance Commissioner, Okafor Chike John and the Accountant General, Eche Ezenna George have been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The duo are being detained in relation to a contract awarded to a construction company JPROS International Limited for a construction contract for which the company was paid the full cost of transaction – N1 billion – even when work had not commenced on the project.
This is the second time the anti-corruption agency carried out detention of the two officials over allegations of fraud and abuse of office. The duo were arrested in January and granted bail but were never charged with a crime.
The contract led to the impeachment of the former deputy governor in the state, Jude Agbaso.