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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained and questioned the Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu over allegations of corruption.
A source close to the anti-graft agency said that Okechukwu was detained over an alleged case of conspiracy, abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of ₦1.3billion.
The source added that the DG arrived at the headquarters of the EFCC in Abuja at about 1.30pm to honour its invitation.
As at the time of filing this report, Okechukwu was still in the custody of the EFCC, the source stated.
‘He is still with operatives of the EFCC.’
When contacted, EFCC’s spokesperson, Mr Wilson Uwujaren confirmed the invitation of the VON DG, but declined further comment.
In a similar development, The Eastern Updates had earlier reported that aformer Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, was recently grilled by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
A senior official of the commission told reporters that Anyim was invited as part of an investigation in a case of alleged corruption and diversion of public funds.
Though details of the specific allegations against the former SGF were sketchy as of this time, a source familiar with the case informed that it is tied to the corruption and money laundering case involving a former Aviation Minister and serving senator, Senator Stella Oduah.
Part of the rehabilitation funds to the tune of ₦780 million were allegedly traced to a company in which Senator Anyim has an interest.
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