EFCC arrests Orji Kalu at airport


By Salim Yunusa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Senator Theodore Orji, a former governor of Abia State.

He was arrested in Abuja on Thursday and detained at the headquarters of the agency.

Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, confirmed Orji’s arrest but did not go into details.

Orji, who currently represents Abia Central Senatorial District, governed Abia State between 2007 and 2015.

He was intercepted at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 10am.

He is being grilled alongside his son, Chinedu, who is the speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly.

Orji and his sons, Chinedu and Ogbonna, are under investigation by the EFCC for offences bordering on misappropriation of public funds and money laundering.


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