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EFCC quizzes ex-Benue officials for alleged N107bn fraud

THE Benue State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bashkir Makama, on Thursday said that nine persons out of the 52 indicted by the Justice Elizabeth Kpojime
Commission of Inquiry had been arrested.

He said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in conjunction with the police arrested and detained them at the State Police Headquarters, Makurdi,
before taking them to the Force Headquarters in Abuja for further investigation and subsequent prosecution.

Makama said, “It is part of the process to recover the alleged  N107 bn looted from the Benue State treasury by 52 individuals and 10 corporate organisations
in the last administration as reported to the anti-graft agency by Governor Samuel Ortom.’’


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