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EFCC quizzes Udenwa over arms fund deal, to arraign ex-CP


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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has quizzed another suspect in the on-going investigation into the arms procurement funds for which prominent Nigerians are being investigated.

The latest suspect is former governor of Imo State, Achike Udenwa, who is alleged to have got a share of the money from former minister, Nenadi Usman who served as Director of the Goodluck Jonathan campaign during the 2015 elections.

Though Udenwa was alleged in some quarters to have received N350 million of the money, EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren did not give the amount involved when contacted.

“I don’t have the figures”, he said. He however informed that Udenwa was not arrested but was invited and was interrogated at the Lagos office of the Commission.

According to Uwujaren, the former governor reported to the EFCC on Tuesday and was released on bail same day.

Meanwhile, the Commission in a statement yesterday, said it would arraign a retired Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Sambo, before a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Thursday May 12 for alleged N10 million fraud.

Sambo is alleged to have duped one Abdul Malik Bello, Managing Director/ CEO, Ideal Sunbeam International Company Limited, the sum of N10 million with the connivance of one Nuhu Bello Dabai.

This is after claiming that he needed to defray both the survey and other preliminary expenses involved in the execution of a contract worth over N1 billion purportedly awarded to him by the Zamfara State Governor, Abdul Aziz Abubakar Yari.
“The accused person was subsequently arrested and granted an administrative bail by the Commission on January 19, 2015. He, however, jumped the administrative bail granted him on April 7, 2015”.
“After playing hide-and-seek, he was eventually re-arrested on May 3, 2016”, Uwujaren said.

Also, five illegal oil bunkerers arrested by troops of the 130 Battalion of the Nigerian Army Corps of Military Police, Port- Harcourt Barracks, Rivers State have been handed over to the EFCC.

Uwujaren in a statement yesterday, named the suspects as: Sokari Iminabo; Segun Olagunju; Uche Emmanuel; Obinna Ezime and Mrs. Tony Patience.

The suspects, who were arrested at Anyako waterside in Sama Community of Asari Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, were intercepted with a 30-tonnes truck loaded with suspected illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil, AGO.

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