Breaking news: EFCC arrests Ebonyi speaker for N60m fraud

Breaking news: EFCC arrests Ebonyi speaker for N60m fraud

Friday, March 4, 2016 7:19 pm


Ogbonnaya Francis Nwaifuru arrested . EFCC photo

Ogbonnaya Francis Nwaifuru arrested . EFCC photo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested Ogbonnaya Francis Nwaifuru, Speaker, Ebonyi State House of Assembly.

He was picked up at about 1100 hours today at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu by operatives of the Commission, after he spurned two previous invitations by the agency.

Nwaifuru was first invited on October 20, 2015 to appear before the Enugu zonal office of the Commission but did not respond to the invitation. A reminder letter was sent to him on November 19, 2015, which he also failed to respond to.

The lawmaker who is representing Izzi West state constituency in the Ebonyi State Assembly,allegedly diverted and misappropriated N60m constituency project fund before his emergence as speaker.

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