EFCC Nabs Fake NNPC staff in EnuguFeatured Contributors/Columnists, Latest News, News Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
The Economic and Financial crimes commission EFCC, has apprehended a fake Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation NNPC staff,identified as Mr. Raymond Anene, Odika over his alleged involvement in a case of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.
Sources at the Enugu zonal office of the Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, hinted on Tuesday that the 54 year old man who is still in the EFCC custody was nabbed on Thursday 4th February, 2016.
However, AFRICAN EXAMINER learnt that the case was reported through a petition forwarded to Commission’s office by a victim.
It was alleged that on 4th December, 2015, the duo of Raymond Anene Odika and one Solomon Chidi (still at large) approached the complainant and presented themselves as staffers of the (NNPC) and offered him a contract proposal.
￼The victim, further alleged that the suspects, told him that he must register as a special contractor with the NNPC before he can be awarded the contract.
According to the victims, the two suspects, reportedly collected the sum of N534, 000 from him under the false pretence of travelling to Abuja to effect the registration of his company and equally secure the release of the cheque of N45m for the purported contract mobilization fee.
It was gathered that in addition to the N534,000 which was paid to the bank account of the suspects, they also collected some undisclosed cash from him.
The EFCC Source, disclosed that the arrested suspects had made some useful statements over the alleged crime.
Already, a search has been conducted in the house of the arrested suspect, and items such as a Wooden Box with inscription “Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)”, a suite case with diplomatic coverage suitcase, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) stamp were recovered in the house.
Also saw in the house are, a Samsung Laptop and two packs of W.H.W Ball Racers, which is commonly used by fraudsters to perpetrate NNPC pipeline Maintenance scam.
The Source said the suspect phones had been forwarded to the commission’s Forensic Unit for further examination and extraction of data that could aid in the investigation and prosecution of the matter.
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