Saturday , 3 December 2016

EFCC Arrests Own Operative For Collecting N45m Bribe From Military Officers Under Probe

Ibrahim-Magu1The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday announced the arrest of one of its operatives, Abdulrahman  Mohammed Biu, a Deputy Detective Superintendent, for collecting $150,000 (about N45 million) from some military officers currently being investigated.

He was said to have promised to give the unnamed seven military officers soft landing to escape probe for alleged involvement in the $2.1billion arms deal scandal.

A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said documents relating to the ongoing arms scandal investigation were recovered from the disgraced operative.

The statement said: “An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrahman Mohammed Biu, Deputy Detective Superintendent (DDS), has been arrested for offences bordering on extortion, influence peddling and impersonation.

“The officer was arrested on Monday following intelligence report alleging that he extorted a whopping sum of $150,000 from some military officers on the pretext that he would help give them a soft landing in the ongoing investigation into the arms deal scandal.

“Upon his arrest, a search was executed on his residence in Abuja where the following items were recovered: $20,000 cash, N500, 000 cash, two police uniforms bearing his name with the ranks of Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent; Police warrant card No: 27/2014 with the rank of DSP allegedly obtained from Kano Constabulary office; documents relating to military arms investigation and account information of several senior military officers.

“A search of his car parked in the premises yielded the following items: unbranded pistol with a magazine and ten live ammunitions.

“His modus operandi includes dropping the names of ranking officers of the commission, claiming he was acting on their behalf.

“A paper containing seven of such names was recovered in his house.

“The suspect has made useful statement while investigation continues”.

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2 comments

  1. yes, obanikoro,the boastful election rigger, who was the ekiti election rigging chief mercenary,is about to come to judgement after long time trouncing of lagos state political space as well as incursions to ekiti and osun states.Our God is a God of nemesis. COME TO THINK OF IT, the very corrupt public officers are already introducing their children to monumental corruption to ensure Nigeria never got out of their grips.I hope BUHARI and the anti graft agencies take this into their planning while fighting the scourge.

  2. This Mangu is good o! Please beam your searchlights on states and Local Governments too. Worse things have and are happening there.

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