EFCC Confirms Release Of VON D-G

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    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday confirmed the release of the Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, who was detained over alleged fraud.

    Spokesperson for the commission, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that Okechukwu was released on Jan. 31.

    Okechukwu was detained over an alleged case of conspiracy, abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds.

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    He arrived at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja on Jan. 29, around 1:30 pm, following an invitation by the Commission.

    He was reportedly questioned by the antigraft agency and later released on bail. (NAN)

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