A former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Mr. Ohakim, governor between 2007 and 2011, was arrested Thursday at about 10.05 am at his residence in the Asokoro district of Abuja. A source at the commission said an invitation was sent to the former governor but that he failed to turn up Wednesday as advised.
He is currently being detained, with his interrogation expected to begin later in the day.The source said the former governor has questions to answer concerning a number of property allegedly traced to him.Also, a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has willingly surrendered himself for questioning almost the same time Mr. Ohakim was brought into the EFCC’s headquarters in Abuja.
He is currently been quizzed by the commission’s operatives over alleged bribery and money laundering offences. Although there are other potential cases against Mr. Lamido’s name, investigators say he is particularly wanted at this time over a N1.3billion kickback he received from a government contractor through companies floated by his sons.