Ex-Benue governor, Ortom, in EFCC net


The former Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, is currently in the Makurdi custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, following an invitation by the anti-graft agency.

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Sources said that Ortom arrived at the Makurdi zonal office of the anti-graft agency, located at Alor Gordon Street, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

It was learnt that the former governor was invited to be questioned concerning an ongoing investigation into alleged financial misappropriation during his tenure as an official.

“Former governor Ortom is currently at our Makurdi zonal office in Benue State. He arrived at about 10 a.m. this morning, and he’s still there now. He was invited over an ongoing investigation concerning alleged misappropriation of funds during his time in office,” an impeccable source said.

The spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, didn’t respond to phone calls and text messages sent to his phone concerning the development.