Lucky Igbinedion, former governor of Edo State, has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Igbinedion who finished his tenure as governor in 2007 is, this time, said to be facing interrogation at the Abuja headquarters of the EFCC for allegedly diverting public funds to the tune of N1.6 billion.
A loan obtained by the Edo State government is said to have been diverted to a company which Igbinedion has an interest in.
The EFCC had earlier prosecuted Lucky Igbinedion in 2008, and secured his conviction for embezzling N2.9 billion belonging to Edo State.
He was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to a one count charge which was pruned from 191 charges.
The spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the current interrogation of Igbinedion, without volunteering more details.