Abia Governor Orji’s son goes into hiding as EFCC goes after him
Information has it that the Abia’s first family is doing all within their power to shield their son Chinedu Orji from arrest of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The individual popularly called Ikuku has allegedly gone underground to avoid being fished out by the anti-graft agency for an allegation of money laundering and other financial crimes.
A group in the state (Abia Group for Good Governance) had reportedly sent two separate petitions to the EFCC alleging that Chinedu had siphoned the state resources. The petitioner alleged Chinedu has an account with a new generation bank where ministries and parastatals in the state pay money into under the directive of the governor. The money is then transferred abroad.
The group also alleged that the governor and his son had milked the state dry to the extent that the incoming administration will find it difficult to run the state because of inherited debt profiles.
The younger Orji will contest the state House of Assembly under PDP in the next elections to represent Umuahia Central Constituency. Already there has been disagreement within the PDP in the state over his candidature of the party.
It will be recalled few days ago the EFCC also picked up Abdul-Aziz son of former governor of Adamawa state Murtala Nyako. Abdul-Aziz is still cooling off inside EFCC cell over allegation of N15billion theft.