The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former governor of Abia state Theodore Orji.

Details of the allegations are still sketchy but the commission also arrested the former governor’s son, Chinedu, who is the current Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly.

The former governor who is now a senator, was the Chief of Staff to Orji Uzor Kalu when he was governor of the state.

Senator Theodore Orji won the election to become the governor of Abia state in 2007 while in Prison.

He was standing trial then over corruption allegations tied to his former principal, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Since leaving office as governor in 2007, Orji Uzor Kalu have been in and out of courts on various allegations of diverting public funds to private use.


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