A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Benjamin Benedict Apugo, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at his village, Nkata Ibeku, in Abia State. A statement from EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren said his arrest was due to a 4th July 2016 warrant issued to that effect by a Federal High Court in Umuahia presided over by Justice D.E. Osiagor after he failed to appear before the court to take his plea on a three-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretense brought against him by the anti-graft agency. Uwujaren added that he was alleged to have fraudulently sold six plots of land valued at N36 million belonging to the Nigeria Railway Corporation located at Umunwulari Nkata Ibeku layout, Planning Scheme Umuahia. The spokesman further said a previous warrant was issued for the arrest of the defendant on 8th October,2015 by Justice F.A. Olubanjo after he had failed to appear before the court on same charge.