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EFCC quizzes monarch over alleged diversion of fund

AWKA—OFFICIALS of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday stormed the sleepy community of Ikenga in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State to quiz the community’s traditional ruler, Igwe Alfred Obumnaeme, over his involvement in the alleged diversion of N6.5 million approved by the federal government for the execution of water project in the area.

The traditional ruler was said to have unilaterally decided to change the water project meant for his community to the renovation of a market in the town for which the people of Ikenga cried foul, insisting that there was no decision to stop the water project and that no market was renovated in the town with the said money.

The visit of officials of the anti-graft agency  followed a petition to EFCC by executive members of Ikenga Town Union, alleging that the said water project was not executed, even as their traditional ruler wrote a letter of commendation to the Federal Ministry of Environment, Housing and Urban Development, commending government for the renovation of a market in his domain with the money that should have been used to execute the water project.


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