• EFCC arrests ex-Ebonyi Commissioner for N83m bribe

    EFCC arrests ex-Ebonyi Commissioner for N83m bribe

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former Commissioner for Public Utilities in Ebonyi State, Benjamin Ogbonnaya Okah, over alleged abuse of office and collection of N83m bribe.

    A statement yesterday by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said that Okah was arrested on August 15 after a petition by the Ebonyi State government on a $12m contract awarded to a United States company, Califco Group.

    It noted that the government asked the EFCC “to investigate the contract which was abandoned […]

  • Ex-Ebonyi commissioner arrested over N83m bribery allegation

    Ex-Ebonyi commissioner arrested over N83m bribery allegation

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a former Commissioner for Public Utilities in Ebonyi State, Engineer Benjamin Ogbonnaya Okah, for alleged abuse of office and collecting gratification to the tune of N83 million.

    The arrest, according to a statement by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, was sequel to a petition by the Ebonyi State government over the $12 million contract to a US based company Califco Group that had been abandoned since 2012, despite a mobilization of $10.8 million […]