EFCC detains VON DG Okechukwu over alleged N1.3bn misappropriation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained the Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu.

A source close to the anti-graft agency said that Okechukwu was detained over an alleged case of conspiracy, abuse of office, and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N1.3billion.

The source added that the DG arrived at the headquarters of the EFCC in Abuja at about 1.30 pm to honor its invitation.

“Osita Okechukwu, an All Progressives Congress chieftain, was consequently detained and interrogated about his alleged involvement in the fraud. He is still in custody of EFCC as we speak,” a source stated. As at the time of filing this report,

When contacted, EFCC’s spokesperson, Mr Wilson Uwujaren confirmed the invitation of the VON DG, but declined  to provide further details.

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