EFCC Detains Ex-Edo Gov, Igbinedion, Over N1.6bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has detained Edo State former Governor, Lucky Igbinedion over alleged N1.6bn fraud.

The former governor who is being interrogated at the Abuja headquarters of the EFCC was said to have obtained a loan by the state government during his tenure which was diverted to a company he has an interest in.

It will be recalled that Igbinedion was prosecuted in 2008 by the EFCC and convicted of embezzling N2.9 billion belonging to Edo State.

He was sentenced to six months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to one count which was pruned from 191 charges.

Igbinedion's invitation was confirmed by the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren on Thursday.


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