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EFCC detains ex-Edo Gov Igbinedion over alleged N1.6bn fraud  


Lucky Igbinedion, a former governor of Edo State is currently in detention with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over an alleged N1.6 billion fraud.

Igbinedion is being grilled by the anti-graft agency for allegedly diverting public funds to the tune of N1.6 billion, as stated by Premium Times. 

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The former governor reportedly arrived at the commission’s headquarters around 2:00pm on Thursday.

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed this without further details.

Igbinedion’s corruption trials started shortly after his last tenure as governor in 2007.

He was prosecuted in 2008 by the EFCC and convicted of embezzling N2.9 billion belonging to Edo State.

Consequently, he was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to one count which was pruned from 191 charges.

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