The Director of Finance and Account of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Eno Ubi Otu, is currently being grilled by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
It was learnt that Otu was arrested by the detectives of the anti-graft agency at about 11:15am in relation to a case of alleged diversion of over N25 billion tax remittances.
According to an official, Otu’s arrest was part of a larger investigation of the forensic audit report of the NDDC.
The source said that Otu arrived the headquarters of the commission in the early hours of Wednesday to hononur invitation extended to him.
As at the time of filing the reports, the NDDC Finance and Accounts Director was still a guest of the commission.
Investigation revealed that Otu’s arrest was part of a larger investigation of the forensic audit report of the NDDC.
Our correspondent could not get the Spokesman of the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, to comment on the arrest and interrogation of Mr Otu as the calls placed to his mobile telephone line did not connect.