Two commissioners in Enugu, Charles Egumbe and Rita Mba, have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Punch reports that the commissioners were arrested in connection to their alleged involvement in a N23billion allegedly disbursed by Diezani Alison-Madueke in the run-up to the 2015 general election.
Before their appointments as Commissioners for Water Resources – Charles Egumgbe and Commissioner for Tourism – Rita Mba, the politicians held sway as the chairman and secretary for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign in the state during the 2015 election.
“They were detained, they made statements and they were later released on bail,” Johnson Babalola, the EFCC zonal head, south east zone disclosed.
Also arrested by the EFCC was Ikeje Asogwa, the current chairman of the board of Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board.
It was further reported that the arrested politicians’ names popped up when the interrogation of Sullivan Chime by EFCC officials.