EFCC Invites Former Benue Gov, Samuel Ortom For Questioning
The immediate past Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, is currently in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, custody for questioning.
The Makurdi office of EFCC had invited Ortom following allegations of corruption and alleged financial misappropriation during his tenure as a governor
Ortom arrived at the Makurdi zonal office of the commission, located at Alor Gordon Street, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.
A source said:-
“Former governor Ortom is currently at our Makurdi zonal office in Benue State. He arrived at about 10 a.m. this morning, and he’s still there now. He was invited over an ongoing investigation concerning alleged misappropriation of funds during his time in office.’’
He is reported to still be in the EFCC office as of the time of this report.
He also promised to present himself before anti-graft agencies if invited for questioning on any issue whatsoever.
He had also enjoined his then-appointees to make themselves available for questioning if invited saying
“Anytime you are invited by the EFCC, don’t be afraid to go, as for me I am not a coward to run away from EFCC, if they come for me I will follow them. “I have nothing to fear, I don’t have any investment in Europe all I have are in this state. If anyone accuses me of committing any crime let the person come and show me.”
Though no official of the EFCC provided any information on the visit of the former governor at the time of this report (12:55 pm) the former governor was still in the confines of the office of the anti-graft agency in Makurdi.