EFCC gets court order to arrest Leo Ogor


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has obtained a warrant to arrest the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Leo Ogor.

It was learnt that the EFCC is set to declare Ogor wanted for refusing to honour a series of invitations for over a year.

A source at the EFCC said, “We have been inviting the lawmaker to explain his role in the scam since last year but he has refused to come forward. Rather, he sent word to us saying he would not be able to come until December.

“We have therefore obtained a warrant for his arrest and we will declare him wanted soon.”

But, Ogor replied that he was ready to visit the EFCC as soon as the anti-graft agency invited him.

He disclosed that he was away from the country having spent over six months abroad on health grounds.

However, Ogor said he had not received any invitation from the agency.

“I have not seen their invitation. But, if they want to see me, let them communicate me properly and I will come and see them,” he added.

Ogor is under investigation for abuse of office; awarding constituency projects to his companies; contract splitting; being sole signatory to six accounts, which were not declared in his Asset Declaration Form; and curious payment  of over N318m into two of the accounts by the Niger Delta Development Commission for undisclosed projects.




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