Photo of former governor of governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji.
Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters
According to Sahara Reporters, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has apprehended a former Governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji, over alleged fraud of over five hundred billion naira (N500billion).
Theodore Orji who had for long been on the Commission's watch list, was apprehended on Thursday at the Nnamdi International Airport located in Abuja at about 10am and driven to the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja.
The ex-governor was quizzed alongside his son, Chinedu who is the current Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly. According to the information gathered, Chinedu turned himself in this afternoon upon learning of the apprehension of his father.
Orji and his sons, Chinedu and Ogbonna, have however been under investigation by the EFCC for months now for alleged misappropriation of public finds and money laundering.
Orji is alleged to have received five hundred million naira monthly as security vote for eight years under his reign as governor of Abia State between the year 2007 and 2015.
However, following the arrest of ex-governor Theodore Orji over alleged fraud of over 500billion Naira, I would say it is a proof that nobody is above the law.
Obviously, some persons still have this mindset that people with great political powers or position in a country might tend to escape the law if it calls for it. But the apprehension of Theodore Orji has proven to us that anyone can be arrested irrespective of your present or former position in the country.
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