EFCC arrests Enugu PDP chairman in probe of ex-Gov Chime
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission arrested the current chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State Ikeje Asogwa as it extends investigations against the former Enugu state governor Sullivan Chime a step further.
Asogwa is being called to question in his activities as former managing director, Enugu State Housing Corporation.
Asogwa's invitation by the anti-graft agency followed the discovery that Enugu state funds was allegedly moved through him for housing development but with no trace of the houses as the funds are believed to have been diverted.
He arrived the headquarters of EFCC in Abuja about 10.30am this morning, July 31.
Asogwa's interrogation comes just a day after Ifeoma Nwobodo, Chime's ex- Chief of Staff, was quizzed for alleged money laundering and misappropriation of funds. She is still in the custody of the agency.
The EFCC has been flooded with petitions indicting Chime of huge graft during his eight-year rule as the state's governor from 2007 to 2015. Just recently, he had pleaded with those he may have offended in the course of his eight-year stay in office to forgive him .
Gov Chime came close to being impeached by members of the state legislature in the wee days of the administration. They raised fundamental issues bordering on graft, but they were subsumed in the high din of politics. Although he won the heart of many by his development efforts, he ran a brand of administration that made him the lord in the manor. He is aid to have brooked no second opinion.
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