CRIME – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two Enugu State commissioners in connection with an investigation into the $115m (N23bn) allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, during the buildup to the 2015 presidential election.
According to Punch the two commissioners arrested on Wednesday were Charles Egumgbe and Rita Mba.
Egumgbe, who is the Commissioner for Water Resources, was the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Campaign Office in the state during the countdown to the presidential election in 2015, while the Commissioner for Tourism, Mba, was the secretary.
Apart from Egumgbe and Mba, the Chairman of the PDP in the state during the 2015 general election, Ikeje Asogwa, was also arrested by the anti-graft agency over the matter.
Asogwa is currently the chairman of the board of Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board.
EFCC zonal head, South-East zone, Johnson Babalola, confirmed the arrests while addressing journalists in Enugu on Wednesday. Read in full