The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested a former Governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Orji along and his son over alleged N48 billion security votes fund.

The Governor’s arrest was made on Thursday at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport,Abuja while his son turned himself in after hearing about the apprehension of his father.

According to a top source , the Governor allegedly collected N500 million as security votes on a monthly basis throughout his tenure in office.

The source said: “He is being quizzed alongside his son, Chinedu, the current Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, who turned himself in this afternoon upon learning of the arrest of his father.

“The ex- Governor is alleged to have collected N500 Million monthly as security vote for eight years as Governor of Abia state between 2007 and 2015.

“Other issues relate to the alleged mismanagement of N2billion Ecological Fund and conversion of Sure-P funds.”

“Senator Orji and his sons, Chinedu and Ogbonna, are under investigation by the EFCC for offences bordering on misappropriation of public funds and money laundering.
The arrest was confirmed by the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren.

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