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Ex-Governor, Ortom in EFCC custody

The immediate past Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has landed in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).

It was gathered that he appeared at the Makurdi zonal office of the anti-graft agency, located at Alor Gordon Street, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday following an invitation.

EFCC was said to have invited Ortom for questioning over his stewardship.

The former governor’s media aide, Terver Akase, and Principal Special Assistant on Special Duties, Abraham Kwanhgu, were sighted with him.

“Former governor Ortom is currently at our Makurdi zonal office in Benue State. He arrived at about 10 a.m. this morning, and he’s still there now. He was invited over an ongoing investigation concerning alleged misappropriation of funds during his time in office,” a source said.

It may be recalled that Benue state governor Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia lamented over the huge debt profile left by Ortom’s administration to the tune of N187.7 billion.