Again, former Edo governor lands in EFCC net

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Yusuf Boluwatife

A former governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly diverting public funds worth N1.6 billion.

This was confirmed by the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, who failed to give details.

It would be recalled that Igbinedion who governor of Edo State from 1999 to 2007, was prosecuted in 2008 by the anti-graft agency for embezzling N2.9 billion belonging to the State.

Following a plea bargain agreement he entered into with the EFCC, the Federal High Court in Enugu had sentenced him to six months’ imprisonment with an option of N3.5 million fine.

Meanwhile, the ex-governor is now being quizzed by the agency for allegedly diverting a loan obtained by the Edo State Government to a company of his interest.

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