Ortom Denies Diverting N4.3bn; Says Withdrawals Meant For Internal Security

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has denied the allegation of fraudulently diverting N4.29 billion state funds through proxies and associates.

Responding to the allegation through his Special Adviser on Media and ICT, Mr Tahav Agerzua, Ortom said that the report published in some national dailies and social media, is the oppositions’ plot and campaign to smear his name.

According to him, the withdrawals made from the Bureau for Local Government Affairs was meant to provide logistics for internal security in the wake of herdsmen attacks on the 23 local government areas of the state.

He, therefore, urged the people of Benue to disregard the allegation.

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