Abuja - A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Chibudom Uwuche, has been arrested over an alleged N5.6 billion fraud scam.
According to a Naij report, Nwuche was detained by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following an invitation bestowed on his by the anti-graft agency on Monday.
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The contract scams, which stem from the Kingsley Kuku-led Presidential Amnesty Office, saw money allegedly being laundering through companies, bureau de change operators and individuals under the guise of militant training in 2012, Vanguard reports.
“He allegedly got three contracts from the Amnesty Office in 2012 for the training of ex-agitators in Malaysia. Up till now, nothing was done about the contract yet, he collected N2.8bn,” an operatives at the EFCC stated.
Nwuche remains under interrogation by the anti-graft agency.
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