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Nigeria: EFCC arrests Imo Finance Commissioner, AG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Wednesday, arrested two Imo government officials for fraud related charges.

The agency’s interrogators are currently quizzing Imo State Commissioner of Finance, Deacon Okafor Chike John, and Accountant-General of the state, Eche Ezenna George.

The two officials are currently in the Abuja office of the EFCC.

But the Atrtorney-General, Eche Ezenna George, dismissed insinuations that they were arrested by the anti-graft agency but admitted they were at the agency’s head office to submit documents requested by it, before attending the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC, in Abuja.

It is unclear how the agency effected the arrest of the two officials but a source at the EFCC office in Abuja involved in the investigations said their arrest was linked to an alleged loan transaction from Zenith bank involving N47 billion.

The Attorney-General, Eche Ezenna George, told Vanguard on the phone last night, that they had been visiting the EFCC and that their interface with the agency yesterday, did not amount to an arrest.

When contacted, the  EFCC spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest.



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