Wife of Benue House of Assembly clerk bite EFCC official during arrest


The Makurdi office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed custody of the Clerk of the Benue State House of Assembly, Torese Agena, over an alleged fraud.

EFCC also alleged that his wife and two daughters, stormed its office Friday morning and assaulted several of its officials on their duty post.

Head of Information and Communication of the EFCC in Makurdi, Nwanyinma Okeanu, in a statement on Sunday, said Agena is being investigated for alleged stealing and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N220million.

Okeanu alleged that the suspect currently under the EFCC custody at about 10:00am on Friday invited his wife and children to the EFCC’s zonal office in Makurdi where he is being held.

“The wife – Mrs. Agena Terngu and her daughters, Terfa – Mamadu Ngweavese and Agena Suur assaulted two mobile policemen on duty while giving the third a human bite on his left arm and tried to run down another with their car while trying to escape.

“The suspect, Torese Agena, is currently the Clerk of the Benue State House of Assembly and is currently in detention on a valid remand warrant obtained from the Federal High Court, Makurdi,” the statement reads in part.

The EFCC statement added that the suspect’s wife as well as his two daughters who carried out the assault were later handed over to the police for onward prosecution.

The statement added that Agena is being processed to be arraigned for prosecution as soon as investigations are concluded.