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EFCC arrests Abia Governorship candidate, Uche Ogah over fraud allegations

Uche Ogah, a governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abia State, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

 

According to a source from the EFCC, Channels TV reports, Dr. Ogah, who is being investigated over fresh allegations of fraud, was arrested on Monday, October 10, 2016 in Lagos State.

 

His arrest follows a court order which asked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to cede the Certificate of Return issued to Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, to Ogah the contender.

 

Justice Okon Abang had ruled that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu was never qualified to run for the PDP primaries as a governorship candidate.

 

The judge also ordered the chief judge of the state to swear-in Ogah as the substantive Governor of Abia State.

 

Governor Ikpeazu appealed the judgement which was eventually overturned by the Appeal Court.