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EFCC releases ex-gov Ortom after 10-hour grilling


Former Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

 Ortom arrived Makurdi zonal office of the agency around 10:00am on Tuesday, June 20. He was accompanied by his media aide, Terver Akase, and Principal Special Assistant on Special Duties, Abraham Kwanhgu.

Ortom who handed over a debt profile of N187.7 billion to the administration of Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia, was grilled on the financial expenditure of Benue under him as governor.


After spending the entire day at the Commission, the ex-Governor was seen being driven out of the EFCC office in a Sports Utility Vehicle, SUV, at about 7:55 pm, accompanied by some friends and associates who had waited patiently at a nearby hotel for his release.

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