The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Enugu state Zonal Office, has arrested the Acting Accountant-General of Imo State, Uzoho Casmir, on suspicion of laundering the sum of 1.050 billion naira.
The cash was allegedly withdrawn in three tranches between Tuesday and Thursday.
EFCC believes that the money was meant for vote buying. The suspect, who was arrested on Thursday, was in the agency’s custody.
The EFCC, it was also gathered, is probing whether the cash was mopped up on the orders of the Governor of the state Rochas Okorocha.
He said intelligence further revealed to the EFCC that Casmir withdrew the amount in three tranches between Tuesday and Thursday this week in the following order: 200 million naira on Tuesday, 500 million naira on Wednesday and 350 million naira on Thursday.
The source added that the EFCC had taken pre-emptive steps to stop further withdrawal from the affected accounts.