The immediate past Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has been grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He is currently in the custody of the anti-graft agency.
It was gathered that Ortom was invited by the anti-graft agency for questioning over alleged misappropriation of funds during his tenure as the state governor.
The former governor who drove in his private SUV vehicle, arrived at the EFCC office located along Gordon Aluor Street, old GRA, Makurdi.
He was later joined by his two former aides including Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Terver Akase and his Principal Special Assistant, Abraham Kwaghgu.
The former Governor was still at the office of the law enforcement agency as of the time of filing this report.
Recall that Ortom handed over a debt profile of N187.7 billion to the administration of Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia.
Ortom at a brief ceremony held at the old banquet hall of Government House in Makurdi, told Alia that the handover notes in three volumes were summary of his eight years administration.
The governor explained that the total income of the state during his eight years sojourn amounted to N734.9billion as at April 2023 while the total debt incurred by the state within the period stood at N187.7billion inclusive of unpaid salary, pension arrears, loans and bonds among others.
He also intimated his successor of a debt swap/reduction arrangement between the state and the Federal Government to the tune of N97.716billion.