Emeka Ihedioha, the governor of Imo state, Chika Odionyenma, a suspected internet fraudster being hunted by the United States Bureau of Investigation (FBI), did not sponsor his election.
Odionyenma is one of the 77 suspected Nigerian fraudsters based on a recent list released by the FBI
Ihedioha, who spoke through a statement by his Special Assistant New Media, Izuchukwu Akwarandu, on Monday, said those who were linking the suspect’s alleged fraud dealings to the governor were being “mischievous.”
The governor’s aide said as of the time the governor appointed him into the committee that oversaw his inauguration, there was no fraud case hanging on his neck anywhere in the world.
READ ALSO: Dangote truck collides with BRT bus in Lagos
He explained that Odionyenma’s alleged fraud case was a personal issue and that it had nothing to do with the governor or the Imo State Government.
He said, “He (Odionyenma) is an Imo State son and it was in that capacity that the governor attended the programmes that he organised. Moreover, those programmes were meant to empower the people and you know that the governor is a man of the people.
“It is important to note that as of the time the governor (Ihedioha) appointed him into the inauguration committee, there was no fraud case hanging around his (Odionyenma) neck anywhere in the world.”