A former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim,
has been arrested by the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Mr. Ohakim, governor between 2007 and 2011,
was arrested Thursday at about 10.05 am at his
residence in the Asokoro district of Abuja.
A source at the commission said an invitation
was sent to the former governor but that he
failed to turn up Wednesday as advised.
EFCC operatives, who had been on his trail for
days, our source said, stormed his residence
Thursday and drove him in an unmarked car to
the commission’s headquarters in the Maitama
district of the nation’s capital.
He is currently being detained, with his
interrogation expected to begin later in the
day.

The source said the former governor has
questions to answer concerning a number of
property allegedly traced to him.
Also, a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule
Lamido, has willingly surrendered himself for
questioning almost the same time Mr. Ohakim
was brought into the EFCC’s headquarters in
Abuja.
He is currently been quizzed by the
commission’s operatives over alleged bribery
and money laundering offences.
Although there are other potential cases
against Mr. Lamido’s name, investigators say
he is particularly wanted at this time over a
N1.3billion kickback he received from a
government contractor through companies
floated by his sons.

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A former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Mr. Ohakim, governor between 2007 and 2011, was arrested Thursday at about 10.05 am at his residence in the Asokoro district of Abuja. A source at the commission said an invitation was sent to the former governor...