N750m fraud: Ortom lauds EFCC over Benue lawmakers arrest
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.”
Former Editor of South Africa's Mail and Guarding Newspaper, Angela Quintal during a courtesy visit to Daily Trust Headquarters in Abuja Yesterday.