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EFCC reportedly grills ex-gov Igbinedion for alleged diversion of N1.6bn



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) reportedly grilled a former governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion, for alleged diversion of N1.6 billion on Thursday.

Sources told journalists the ex-governor arrived at the commission’s office in Jabi, Abuja, at about 2:00 p.m. and was immediately ushered to one of the rooms where he was quizzed for several hours by detectives for alleged diversion of the funds during his tenure as Edo governor from 1999 to 2007.

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Igbinedion has been on the EFCC’s watchlist for alleged corruption since he left office 14 years ago.

The EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the development.

He, however, declined further comment on the matter.

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