EFCC quizzes Ortom’s aide over alleged N42m fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said its Makurdi Zonal Office has commenced investigations into allegations of misappropriation of N42 million funds involving Lt.-Col. Paul Hembah (rtd).

Hembah is the Special Adviser on Security Matters to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.

Mr Dele Oyewale, the EFCC spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

Oyewale said that Hembah abused his office on July 12, 2019.

He said that the aide transferred N42 million from the official account of his office to his personal bank account and withdrew the same in cash the same day.

“The said sum was meant for disbursement to Benue State Vigilante…

Source: Nigerian Tribune