Osita Okechukwu, VON DG in EFCC net over N1.3bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained the Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu.

A source close to the anti-graft agency said that Okechukwu was detained over an alleged case of conspiracy, abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N1.3 billion.

The source added that the D-G arrived at the headquarters of EFCC in Abuja on Saturday about 1.30pm to honour its invitation.

As at the time of filing this report, Okechukwu was still in the custody of EFCC, the source stated.

“He is still with our operatives. He has written a statement and he is being interrogated. I can confirm to you that he is cooperating with our operatives. But, I don’t know if he will leave today”, said the source.

When contacted, EFCC’s spokesperson, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the invitation of the VON DG, but declined further comment.

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