EFCC arrest ex-gov at airport, son in anti-graft agency net too


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), stopped former governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Orji, from travelling abroad.

The former governor was stooped at the Nnamdi International Airport, Abuja, where he wanted to board a plane to leave the country.

Orji was reportedly on his way out of the country for his summer vacation and medical check-up.

It was gathered that Senator Orji followed officials of the EFCC to the office to find out why he was prevented from travelling. His son, who is also Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chinedu Orji, also went to the office of the EFCC.

Sources said that owing to petitions against Senator Orji and his son, their names were put on EFCC watchlist and they can only travel out of the country on the clearance of the anti-graft agency, which ex-gov Orji didn’t get before attempting to leave the country.

At the EFCC office yesterday, the passports of Senator Orji and his son were collected and they were asked to apply to collect them if they are travelling, which they eventually did

Both father and son were asked to report back tomorrow  at EFCC office.

Earlier yesterday,  EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said ex-gov Orji was arrested and being quizzed by operatives of the Commission in their office.

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