EFCC Apprehends Abia APC Chieftain Over N36m Land Scam


A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abia State, Benjamin Benedict Apugo, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over his alleged involvement in the selling of lands belonging to the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC).

This is contained in a statement by the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, who said his arrest yesterday was sequel to a 4 July, 2016 warrant issued to that effect by a Federal High Court in Umuahia presided over by Justice D.E. Osiagor after the accused 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 EFCC.

According to Uwujaren, the accused was alleged to have fraudulently sold six plots of land valued at N36 million belonging to the NRC, located at Umunwulari Nkata Ibeku layout, Planning Scheme Umuahia.

He added that the defendant had sometimes in October, 2015 being issued a previous warrant by Justice F.A. Olubanjo after he had failed to appear before the court on same charge.


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