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Former Edo Governor Lucky Igbinedion in the EFCC network for a $ 1.6 billion fraud

Operators of the Commission for Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, have called on the former governor of the state of Edo, Chief Lucky Nosakhare Igbinedion, to answer for an alleged criminal diversion of public funds in the amount of 1.6 billion dollars.

The former governor arrived at the EFCC headquarters in Jabi, Abuja around 2pm yesterday.

Shortly after his exit as governor in 2007, Igbinedion was prosecuted by the EFCC and convicted of corruption.

But the new investigation, according to a source who asked not to be named because not authorized to speak on the matter, is based on new evidence that the former governor hijacked a loan obtained by the Edo state government to finance an investment during the his mandate, in settling the financial debt of a company in which he has an interest.

Commission spokesman Wilson Uwujaren confirmed the former governor’s invitation but declined further comment.

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