After enduring a thorough interrogation lasting 10 hours, Governor Ortom has been released by the EFCC.


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released Samuel Ortom, the former Governor of Benue state. Ortom arrived at the Makurdi zonal office of the agency on Tuesday, June 20, accompanied by his media aide, Terver Akase, and Principal Special Assistant on Special Duties, Abraham Kwanhgu. During his tenure as governor, Ortom had handed over a debt profile of N187.7 billion to the administration of Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia. He was subjected to intense questioning regarding the financial expenditure of Benue under his leadership. After a day-long interrogation, the ex-Governor was seen leaving the EFCC office in a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) at around 7:55 pm, accompanied by friends and associates who had patiently waited for his release at a nearby hotel.

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