N1.3bn: EFCC detains VON DG Osita Okechukwu
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday detained the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, following allegation of conspiracy, abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N1.3billion.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain arrived at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency in Abuja at about 1.30pm to honour an invitation but was detained and interrogated.
“Osita Okechukwu, an All Progressives Congress chieftain, was consequently detained and interrogated about his alleged involvement in the fraud. He is still in custody as we speak,” a source stated.
The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the invitation of the VON chief executive but declined to provide further details.