The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Speaker of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Ogbonnaya Francis Nwaifuru.
Mr. Nwaifuru, who has ignored two previous invitations from the anti-graft agency, was picked up at about 11a.m. Friday at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
The lawmaker who is representing Izzi West state constituency in the Ebonyi State Assembly, allegedly diverted and misappropriated N60 million constituency project fund before his emergence as speaker.
As of press time, the speaker was still being grilled by operatives of the commission.
As speaker, Mr. Nwaifuru has no constitutional immunity against prosecution under the Nigerian Constitution.