Ortom honors EFCC invitation, questioned over alleged misappropriation of funds

The immediate past Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has arrived at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Makurdi, the state capital.

Ortom was in EFCC’s office on Tuesday following an invitation by the anti-graft agency.

Ortom is being grilled over alleged misappropriation of public funds when he was governor of the state.

The former governor who drove in his private SUV tinted vehicle arrived the EFCC office located along Gordon Aluor Street, old GRA, Makurdi, around 10:08 am.

He was promptly led to the state coordinator’s office.

A day before he left office, Ortom had said he is not afraid of the EFCC because he has “nothing to hide” and that “he ran a transparent administration” as governor.

“It is pertinent to state categorically that His Excellency Samuel Ortom has nothing to hide and will be available if and whenever the EFCC invites him,” Ortom had said in a statement issued by Terver Akase, his media aide.

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ortom was governor of Benue from 2015 to 2023.

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