The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared a gubernatorial aspirant in Bauchi State, Abdulahi Usman Adamu, alias Dan China, wanted for allegedly obtaining $500,000 from a Chinese company, Shengjia International (HK) Limited, by false pretence.
According to the commission, the suspect obtained the sum from the Chinese firm as part payment for the supply of 3000 metric tons of lead ore but failed to deliver.
Operatives of the agency, acting on a petition by the Economic and Commercial Counsellor’s Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, invited the suspect for questioning but he failed to honour the invitation.
The suspect is currently on the run as efforts to track him, including several visits to his home in Narabi, Bauchi proved futile.
In a statement signed by its Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, the commission enjoined anyone with useful information on the suspect’s whereabouts to contact its head office in Wuse 2, Abuja or zonal offices in Gombe, Kano, Enugu, Port Harcourt and Lagos or the nearest police station.
Adamu’s last known address, according to EFCC, was 1, Sabon Gari, Narabi in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.