EFCC Arrests Ebonyi Governor’s Son, Nnanna Elechi, Over Alleged Money Laundering

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Elechi Nnanna Elechi, son of Ebonyi State governor, Martin Elechi, is currently being quizzed by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Sources at the anti- graft agency confided in PREMIUM TIMES that the member of the Ebonyi first family who arrived the Commission’s head office in Abuja Thursday morning is being grilled over allegations of money laundering running into millions of naira .

He is alleged to be the face of the family’s company that profited from contracts from the state and local governments running into millions of naira and which remain unexecuted less than four months to the end of his father’s tenure.

Mr. Elechi was yet to be released when PREMIUM TIMES checked with EFCC sources at 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Last week the anti-graft agency quizzed the Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Works, Cornelius Onwe; while the state’s Accountant General, Edwin Igbele; Commissioner for Finance, Timothy Ogbonnaya Odaa; and Commissioner for Local government and Chieftaincy Matters, Cele Nwali had earlier been being quizzed by operatives of the EFCC, in Abuja.

They were all fingered in allegations of fraud regarding an Asphalt Project earmarked for the 13 local government of the state by the Elechi administration for which monies running into millions of naira was deducted at source, from local government accounts.

The spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, could not be reached to comment for this story. He did not answer or return multiple calls made to him. He also did not answer a text message sent to him.

Governor Elechi, a second term governor, will step down on May 29 this year, and investigators suggest he too might be interrogated and prosecuted after his tenure.

Governors and their deputies, just like the President and his vice, are constitutionally immune from trial in Nigeria until after their tenures.

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Ken1230 at 30-01-2015 07:09AM (5 years ago)
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EFCC should also go for the Governor of Abia State and his son.
paulohking at 30-01-2015 07:24AM (5 years ago)
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all of em are thieves
beneno at 30-01-2015 08:19AM (5 years ago)
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echeeche at 30-01-2015 08:31AM (5 years ago)
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Can you see
Larry28 at 30-01-2015 08:41AM (5 years ago)
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egwuevans17 at 30-01-2015 09:02AM (5 years ago)
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femjay at 30-01-2015 09:45AM (5 years ago)
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Abeg ! .....after dem  go soon release A̶̲̥̅♏... Na Jonah de on throne ......  Bloody thieves !
Lateef67 at 30-01-2015 11:44AM (5 years ago)
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Is efcc still exit..jona wl release hm
joorny at 30-01-2015 12:55PM (5 years ago)
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EFCC and the so called governor and his son are all thieves.Money laundering..you said millions of naira,how much?Birds of the same feathers.
ngfineface at 30-01-2015 12:56PM (5 years ago)
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This is how state fund normally turn to family bussiness
elchymo at 23-08-2015 11:05AM (4 years ago)
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Abia State nko? Chinedu Orji ikuku shld be on d Efcc wanted list