Ex-Edo gov, Igbinedion, detained over N1.6bn fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has detained a former governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion for allegedly diverting public funds to the tune of N1.6bn.

This is according to Premium Times claiming Igbinedon while in office a loan obtained by Edo State government was diverted to a company he has interest in.

Recall that the ex-governor 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 a one count charge which was pruned from 191 charges.


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