The atmosphere in Abia State was yesterday charged as the people of the state jubilated continually over the quizzing of the former governor of the state, Chief T. A. Orji, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions (EFCC).
In Aba, the commercial capital of the state, people continued to react and were seen in beer parlours and drinking joints discussing the development and commending the EFCC for doing a good job.
The people also prayed and hoped that the matter would not be swept under the carpet.
The mood was the same in Umuahia and Ohafia, where people expressed delight over what they said was long overdue.
Nkemdirim, a tricycle operator in Aba told New Telegraph reporter that most people had concluded that the present fight against corruption was not all inclusive, because the past administration in the state had not been probed.
He said with the questioning of Orji by the EFCC, it was now clear that nobody was above the law and prayed that the anti-craft body would be diligent in its work so that those found to have stolen Abia State’s funds would be made to return such.
A civil servant, who did not want his name in print, said no true Abia indigene would claim not be happy at the news that former Governor T. A. Orji was quizzed by the EFCC.
New Telegraph, November 23, 2018