In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 12th, June, 2020

EFCC Grabs Ortom’s Aide, Quizzes Him Over Alleged N42m Fraud (Picture)

EFCC Grabs Ortom's Aide, Quizzes Him Over Alleged N42m Fraud (Photo)

Paul Hembah

Paul Hembah


Operatives of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, Makurdi Zonal Workplace have quizzed Governor Samuel Ortom’s aide, Paul Hembah over allegations of misappropriation of funds to the tune of N42million.


Hembah, a retired Lieutenant Colonel and Particular Adviser on Safety Issues to the governor is alleged to have allegedly abused his workplace generally in July 12, 2019 when he transferred a sum of N42million from official account of the workplace of the Particular Adviser on Safety Issues (his workplace) to his private checking account and withdrew similar in money similar day.


The mentioned sum was meant for disbursement to Benue State Vigilante Group, BSVG.


The governor’s aide allegedly between October 2018 and Might 2020 additionally abused his workplace by fraudulently paying the N20million month-to-month allocation meant for BSVG into private account of the Commandant of the Group, George Mbessey as an alternative of utilizing the official account of the group.


The alleged offence, if established violates Cash Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011.


Hembah, who was quizzed for over 6 hours on Wednesday has volunteered helpful info to our investigators and can be arraigned in courtroom as quickly as investigations are concluded.


It could be recalled that, operatives of the EFCC on Might 27, 2020 arrested the State Commandant of the Benue State Vigilante Group, George Mbessey in reference to alleged mismanagement of the N449.5million meant for the Benue State Vigilante Group, BSVG.


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