Ihedioha to court: halt ‘N19.63b’ fraud probe


Former Imo State Governor Emeka Ihedioha has asked an Owerri High Court to stop the House of Assembly from probing him for allegedly mismanaging N19.63 billion Naira council funds.

The state Auditor-General for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs had issued an interim audit report, detailing how N19.63 billion Naira fraudulently disappeared from the Local Government accounts between May and December 31st, 2019.

But Ihedioha has applied for a perpetual injunction restraining it from investigating him.

Ihedioha is also seeking an order to set aside any summon or invitation by the House or its agents, for him to appear before it for probe.

The Assembly is expected to respond to the suit ahead of hearing.

Aneta Felix is a seasoned broadcast journalist and versatile content producer with an interest in reporting on human and gender rights, insecurity, corruption, and development among others. She has over five years of progressive experience, working across online, radio, and TV platforms, reporting the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa state, covering elections across the country and interviewing CEOs of multi-million dollar companies. Aneta is also the producer and presenter of the business documentary program, Startups, on TV360 Nigeria. She is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and is based in Lagos Nigeria.

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