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EFCC Reportedly Detains Voice Of Nigeria DG Over ‘N1.3bn Fraud’

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Osita Okechukwu, director-general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), has reportedly been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Okechukwu, according to ChannelsTV, arrived at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja around 1:30 pm on Saturday, following an invitation regarding a case of alleged conspiracy, abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds.

He is said to be undergoing questions for allegedly embezzling N1.3 billion.

As of the time of this report, he was still in the custody of the EFCC.

Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesperson, confirmed that the VON DG was invited by the commission.

Uwujaren, however, declined further comment on why Okechukwu was invited

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