EFCC detains igbinedion over 1.6bn fraud
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EFCC detains igbinedion over 1.6bn fraud

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Former governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission following questioning over alleged criminal diversion of public funds to the tune of N1.6 billion.

Mr Igbinedion had arrived on Thursday at the headquarters of the EFCC at Jabi, Abuja around 2pm for questioning.

A loan obtained by the Edo State government is said to have been diverted to a company which he has an interest in.

Mr Igbinedion was prosecuted in 2008 by the EFCC and convicted of embezzling N2.9 billion belonging to Edo State.

However, the new investigation, according to the source who was not authorised to speak on the matter, was based on fresh evidence.

EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren confirmed Igbinedion is being questioned but declined further comments.

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