EFCC detains ex-Edo gov, Igbinedion, over N1.6bn fraud
A former governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly diverting public funds to the tune of N1.6 billion.
According to Premium Times, Igbinedion who finished his tenure as governor in 2007 is being grilled at the Abuja headquarters of the EFCC.
A loan obtained by the Edo State government is said to have been diverted to a company which he has an interest in.
Recall that Igbinedion was prosecuted in 2008 by the EFCC and convicted of embezzling N2.9 billion belonging to Edo State.
He was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to a one count charge which was pruned from 191 charges.
Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the latest invitation but failed to give more details.