EFCC Arrests Ebonyi Speaker For Embezzling N60m Constituency Fund

EFCC-Ogbonnaya Francis NwaifuruSpeaker of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Ogbonnaya Francis Nwaifuru has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
He was arrested by the anti-graft agency on Friday morning at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, after he shunned two previous invitations by the agency, the EFCC said in a statement.
According to the statement issued by the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, Mr. 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 N60 million constituency project fund before his emergence as speaker.

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