EFCC Comes For Adams Oshiomhole 3 Days After Handover


In just 72 hours after leaving office as Governor of Edo State, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is on the trail of Adams Oshiomhole over allegations of fraud leveled against him.

The former governor is being accused of inflating contracts and diverting billions of naira while in office.

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The investigation of the former governor is said to be predicated on the petition written by Dr. Osadolor Ochei and Comrade Kola Edokpayi, and received by the anti-graft agency on November 4.

In the petition, Adams Oshiomhole was accused of using N10 billion to build mansion which was designed and constructed by Verissimo – a South African architect in Iyamho, Edo State.

Adams Oshiomhole

He is also being accused of paying N23 million via a bank to Edo State Government in 2014 for a parcel of land he claimed to have seized from the Federal Government in Okoro Otun Avenue, GRA Benin City

The former governor is also said to be currently constructing another mansion in Abuja where he has planned to move to after handing over on November 12.

Oshiomhole is also being accused of inflating the contract for the construction of Ewohimi General Hospital in Edo Central, which has gulped over an additional N200 million through the bogus practice of ‘virement’.

Adams Oshiomhole formerly handed over to Godwin Obaseki as the new governor of Edo state at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, on Saturday, November 12.

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INEC had declared Mr. Obaseki, winner of the Edo State governorship election on September 28, 2016. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Ize Iyamu, came second in the election.

The new governor promised to do his best in taking the state to the next level.