Saturday, September 10

EFCC arrests own driver over breach of trust, conspiracy, attempted theft & impersonation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested one of its drivers, Mr Nasiru Isa, over alleged attempt to steal from a sealed property allegedly owned by former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd).
The Commission, in a statement by its spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said Isa belonged to a “criminal syndicate” “that attempted to break into a sealed property by the EFCC, with the intent of (allegedly) carting away goods suspected to be proceeds of money laundering.”



The syndicate, according to the statement, includes “a mobile police officer, Corporal Aliyu Ismaila, Abubakar Jibrin, Abdulsalam Ado, Ibrahim Babangida, Reuben Dauda, Hassan Aliyu, Sani Yusuf and Murtala Mohammed.”

The statement reads:
“A driver with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nasiru Isa, has been arrested by operatives of the agency for offences bordering on criminal breach of trust, attempted theft, conspiracy and impersonation. 
“The driver, who joined the Commission about 18 months ago, is a member of a criminal syndicate that attempted to break into a sealed property by the EFCC, with the intent of carting away goods suspected to be proceeds of money laundering.”
The anti-graft agency further noted that the said property, which is located in Garki, Abuja, “is currently under investigation by the agency, and became a subject of interest, in the aftermath of findings into the N3.9 billion (alleged) fraud case involving a former Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd). The property was also linked to the wife of the former CDS.”

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