The truth surrounding the alleged arrest and detention of former Governor and senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District, Sen. T. A Orji alongside his son, Engr Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji
by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has finally emerged.
A reliable source close to the anti-graft agency has confirmed that the federal lawmaker and his son were neither arrested nor detained.
A security operative who was privy to what happened told newsmen that the former Governor who was on his way out of the country for vacation was merely reminded by EFCC operatives at the airport that his name was still on their “No Flight” list, and therefore, requested to return home.
An Abia State government official who was also familiar with the incident corroborated the security operatives’ narration and told informed our correspondent that “Senator T.A. Orji had been placed on a ‘No Travel’ list by the EFCC during Magu’s era as helmsman of the Commission.
The Senator had not traveled since then only for him to travel today but was told by the EFCC that he could not travel outside the country without first getting clearance from the Commission.
And he returned home with his son, Chief Chinedum Orji who came over to join him on hearing about the incident”.