EFCC seals off former governor’s home

– The house of Martin Elechi, former governor of Ebonyi
state has been sealed off by EFCC operatives
– The officials of the anti-graft agency were suspected
to have come from the south east zonal office in Enugu
– On arrival, they went straight to the ex-governor’s
house at No 1, Okpara street
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) reportedly sealed off the home of
Martin Elechi, former governor of Ebonyi state on Tuesday,
June 7.

EFCC operatives sealed off the home of Martin Elechi
Daily Sun reports that the officials of the anti-graft agency
who were suspected to have come from the south east
zonal office in Enugu, stormed Abakiliki, the state capital
and went straight to the ex-governor’s house at No 1,
Okpara street.
According to eyewitnesses, the operatives came in a Toyota
Hiace bus and wore jackets with the inscription, EFCC.
The building was the first house Elechi built when he served
as commissioner under the late Ukpabi Asika and was taken
over by his second son who used it as a cyber café known
as Prime Gate cyber café.
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Many are speculating that sealing off of the building may be
connected series of petitions against the former governor,
bordering on misappropriation of funds and looting of the
state treasury.
In June 2015, Elechi was invited by the EFCC over
allegations of corruption. He was later granted bail after
being questioned.
The anti-graft agency is taking the war against corruption
seriously. No fewer than 30 prominent Nigerians have been
arrested and grilled over corruption allegations.
This week, two former ministers, Mohammed Wakil from
Borno and Alhaji Abdu Bulama from Yobe and and two
Peoples Democratic Party chieftains, Joel Madaki
and Mohammed Balbaya were arrested in connection to
$115m (N23billion) allegedly disbursed by a former
Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke,
during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.

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