JUST IN: EFCC Stiffens Probe Against Former Governor, Arrests PDP Chairman

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has taken the probe against the former Enugu state governor Sullivan Chime a step further.

This follows the arrest of Ikeje Asogwa, the current chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, over allegation of money laundering.

The PDP chairman and former managing director, Enugu State Housing Corporation arrived the headquarters of EFCC in Abuja about 10.30am this morning, July 31. He is still being interrogated at the headquarters of the EFCC.

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Vanguard reports indicates that Asogwa’s invitation by the anti-graft agency comes as a result of the discovery that Enugu state funds was allegedly moved through him for housing development but with no trace of the houses as the funds are believed to have been diverted.

Asogwa’s interrogation comes just a day after Ifeoma Nwobodo, Chime’s ex- Chief of Staff, was quizzed for alleged money laundering and misappropriation of funds. She is still in the custody of the agency.

The EFCC has been flooded with petitions indicting Chime of huge graft during his eight-year rule as the state’s governor from 2007 to 2015. Just recently, he had pleaded with those he may have offended in the course of his eight-year stay in office to forgive him.

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