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EFCC ARRESTS SON OF FORMER ABIA GOVERNOR

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the son of former Abia governor in connection with alleged financial crimes perpetrated by his father Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu.

News reports had alleged that the EFCC raided a night club in Abuja to effect the arrest of the former Governor’s son. The EFCC has however refuted those reports. In a clarification published on its twitter handle, the Commission stated that it did not raid the night club as alleged. Rather, it’s agents waited outside all night and effected the arrest outside the club.

Read the full statement below:

“The recent arrest of Ogbonna Orji, son of Sen. Theodore Orji, over money laundering, has absolutely nothing to do with son of ex-VP Atiku Abubakar.

“The former Abia governor has been under investigations by the EFCC, for money laundering activities, which was discovered to have been carried out through his sons.

“The EFCC had been on the trail of cars allegedly bought by the sons, and last Friday the cars were traced to a night club in Abuja, where operatives waited patiently through the night to arrest the owners – Ogbonna and his friend, Kelvin Ilonah.

“They were arrested at about 5am on Saturday, and they led operatives to their three-flat apartment, where documents retrieved showed that it was rented at a rate of N13million per annum.

“They have so far given useful information to the EFCC, which is aiding in investigations. It should be made clear that the EFCC never “went after” Atiku’s sons, neither was Atiku’s son arrested by the EFCC.”

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