Nigeria’s anti-graft company, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former Imo State Deputy Governor, Chief Gerard Alphonsus Irona.
Irona, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and deputy of ex-Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha was arrested on Thursday by EFCC officers, based on Nigerian News Daily.
It was learnt that Irona was intercepted on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja round 10am and brought to the headquarters of the EFCC at Jabi, Abuja for interrogation.
Irona, who can also be a former member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Oguta/Ohaji Egbema/Oru West Federal Constituency, is below investigation by the EFCC for offences bordering on alleged misappropriation of public funds and cash laundering.
The former Deputy Governor is alleged to have been concerned within the assortment of over N400 million month-to-month from the account of the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) through the defunct administration headed by Ihedioha.
He can also be below investigation for allegedly mismanaging N5 billion counterpart funding for the Rural Access Mobility Project (RAMP).
It was additionally learnt that the previous Deputy Governor didn’t return his passport to the EFCC after utilizing it final yr.