The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a former Commissioner for Public Utilities in Ebonyi State, Engineer Benjamin Ogbonnaya Okah, for alleged abuse of office and collecting gratification to the tune of N83 million according to reports from Today.

The arrest, according to a statement by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, was sequel to a petition by the Ebonyi State government over the $12 million contract to a US based company Califco Group that had been abandoned since 2012, despite a mobilization of $10.8 million already paid.

Investigation has revealed that both the Abuja and Ebonyi state addresses of the said company are fictitious.

It the course of investigation, it was discovered that the former Commissioner allegedly collected gratification from the company in the sum of N83 million between July 30, 2012 and December 30, 2014, through his companies: Global Victory Allied Company and Mahco Mega Nigeria Limited.

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