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EFCC Arrests Former Benue Governor Samuel Ortom Over Fraud



Former Benue Governor Samuel Ortom
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The immediate past Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom is currently in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after he was invited by the anti-graft body for questioning over financial misconduct.

According to Daily Trust, Ortom drove into the Makurdi zonal office of the agency, which is located at Alor Gordon street in the state capital and walked into the building at exactly 10:08am today, Tuesday, June 20, 2023.

The former governor’s media aide, Terver Akase, and Principal Special Assistant on Special Duties, Abraham Kwanhgu, were sighted with him. Reports have it that Ortom handed over a debt profile of N187.7 billion to the administration of Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia.

Ortom at a brief ceremony held at the old banquet hall of Government House in Makurdi, told Alia that the handover notes in three volumes were summary of his eight years administration.

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