- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested four people suspected of fraud
- The four suspects were arrested on September 25, in Benin city
- When investigations are concluded, the suspects will be charged to court
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)Benin Zonal office has arrested four persons, Michael Agun, Osaikuiwomwan Monday, Vincent Odia and Chibuike Ogbonna, suspected of obtaining money under false pretence.
The suspects were arrested on September 25, 2017 in Benin City sequel to a petition by a complainant alleging that sometime in May 2017, he got a call from one Chris Amadi who claimed that he knew him during his National Youth Service year.
According to the petitioner, Amadi informed him that he worked at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Edo state before being transferred to Minna, Niger state and that while he was in Edo state, he transacted businesses with one Alhaji whom he supplied cow medicine (Cow Bruma).
Amadi told him that he would like to connect him with Alhaji for good business but asked him to call David Adeboye whom he claimed was the manager of the company that produces cow medicine.
The petitioner further alleged that upon calling Adeboye, he sent him an account number in which he paid four hundred and ninety thousand Naira in order to be a cow medicine distributor.
During investigations, operatives of the commission discovered that Amadi whose real name is Chibuike Ogbonna is the head of a syndicate involving Michael Agun, Osaikuiwomwan and Vicent Odia.
Further investigations revealed that Odia Vincent plays the role of a dubious native doctor, parading fettish objects and charms with which they dupe unsuspecting members of the public.
The suspects will soon be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) accused John Binns of BCL Solicitors of blocking moves by the agency to interrogate Diezani Alison-Madueke, immediate past minister of petroleum resources, in the United Kingdom.
The EFCC said the lawyer refused to allow the commission’s team of investigators, led by Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, to meet with Diezani in the UK earlier in March this year.
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The former minister has been staying in the UK since 2015 when investigation into her tenure began.
The EFCC stated this in a counter-affidavit filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of the former NNPC MD being arraigned for fraud: