N750m fraud: Or­tom lauds EFCC over Benue law­mak­ers ar­rest

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

Benue State Gov­er­nor Sam Or­ton said yes­ter­day that no­body should be an ex­cep­tion in the on­go­ing an­ti­cor­rup­tion war in the coun­try.

Ad­dress­ing State House re­porters af­ter meet­ing with Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari, the gov­er­nor com­mended the Eco­nomic and Fi­nan­cial Crimes Com­mis­sion for ar­rest­ing and in­ves­ti­gat­ing the speaker of the State House of As­sem­bly, Terkim­bir Ikyange; the deputy speaker, James Okefe and the ma­jor­ity leader, Ben­jamin Adanyi.

The EFCC in­vited them to Abuja on Tues­day over al­leged mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of N750m meant for the pro­cure­ment of cars for mem­bers.

“Yes, it (the ar­rest) is a good thing, it is part of the process. They’re un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the EFCC. From day one, I brought up a slo­gan that ‘if you chop money, money will chop you’. We’ve to be care­ful and I’ve sent sig­nals to all that no­body is above the law.”

Photo: Ikechukwu Ibe

For­mer Edi­tor of South Africa's Mail and Guard­ing News­pa­per, An­gela Quin­tal dur­ing a cour­tesy visit to Daily Trust Head­quar­ters in Abuja Yes­ter­day.

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