In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 26th, June, 2020

EFCC Seals Theodore Orji’s Properties

EFCC Seals Theodore Orji's Properties

Theodore Orji accused of N48 billion fraud

Theodore Orji accused of N48 billion fraud

 

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has traced and sealed some property suspected to be from proceeds of fraud belonging to the previous Abia governor, Sen. Theodore Orji.

 

Spokesperson of the fee, Mr Dele Oyewale disclosed this on Thursday in a phone interview with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu.

 

Oyewale mentioned the property which have been sealed in Umuahia, the state capital on June 24, 2020 have been traced to the previous governor in the middle of ongoing investigations of Orji’s alleged monetary malfeasance.

 

Recall that the property sealed by the EFCC included, the Abia Mall which accommodates ShopRite and different enterprise entities, Benac Lodges reverse Broadcasting Company of Abia.

 

Additionally sealed was a housing property located at former Umuahia Predominant Market.

“Our investigations present that the property belongs to Theodore Orji and as a part of the investigations, now we have to seal them. That’s precisely what now we have executed,” he mentioned.

 

Oyewale mentioned that investigations into the alleged monetary fraud perpetrated by the previous governor was ongoing, including that the suspect can be charged to courtroom in due time.

“We can’t give a timeframe inside which to cost him to courtroom as a result of our investigations are at all times thorough and really diligent,” he mentioned.

 

The EFCC spokesperson mentioned that the fee normally collaborated with and depends on info from related companies throughout its investigations.

“The sealed property are proof of the continued investigations and the probe will decide if extra shall be sealed,” Oyewale mentioned.

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Sen. Orji, who represents Abia Central Senatorial zone within the Nationwide Meeting, was Abia governor between 2007 and 2015.

 

He had been beneath investigation by the anti-graft company since 2018 for allegedly misappropriating over N48 billion.

 

This adopted a petition by a gaggle, Battle Corruption: Save Nigeria Group.

 

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