By Wilson Adekumola
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has released the former Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom after, 10 hours grillings at Makurdi office.
According to Vangaurd, the Governor had Tuesday morning at about 10am reported at the Zonal Office of the Commission following an invitation from the office.
Reports revealed that hat the immediate past Governor was invited by the commission to answer to allegations relating to his eight years stewardship as governor of the state.
Ortom was said to have driven out of the EFCC office in a Sports Utility Vehicle, at about 7:55pm, after spending the whole day accompanied by some friends and associates who had waited patiently at a nearby hotel for his release.
However, the former governor could not be reached for comments but a statement released shortly before his release Tuesday evening, by his media aide, Mr. Terver Akase showed that he was not arrested by the anti-graft agency.
According to the the statement, “contrary to insinuations in some sections of the media, the immediate past Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom today visited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to honour the invitation of the commission.
“Chief Ortom was neither arrested nor detained at the EFCC Zonal Headquarters in Makurdi.
“The former Governor has repeatedly said that he is available to respond to inquiries by anti-graft agencies as he has nothing to hide regarding his stewardship of Benue State.”
Meanwhile no EFCC official volunteered information on the ex Governor’s visit to the office.