Former deputy speaker House of Reps, Chibudom Nwuche, detained over N5.6bn alleged fraud

Former Speaker in the House of Representatives, Chibudum Nwuche, was yesterday detained by the EFCC for allegedly being involved in a N5.6 billion amnesty contract scam.

Uwuche, who served as deputy speaker from 1999 to 2003, is alleged to have collected three contracts totaling N5.6 billion from the office of the former Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Kingsley Kuku who served during Jonathan’s administration.

EFCC sources say Nwuche, through his company, Foundation for Youth Development, had collected the money in the guise of sending some of the Niger Delta Militants to Malaysia for training which he allegedly never did.

The former deputy speaker had gone to the antigraft agency’s head office to honor their invitation but was not released after much questioning. He will be further questioned today July 26th.

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