Tuesday, February 16, 2021

EFCC arrests lawyer for alleged N15.7m theft


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a legal practitioner, Bar. Bardi Robert, for allegedly receiving N15,712, 187.38 judgment debt fund from a Rivers State High Court,  on behalf of his client, Igwe Ugochukwu and converted same to his personal use.

The EFCC’s Head of Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Thursday, said the suspect was arrested on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

According to the statement, the suspect allegedly received the judgment fund in three tranches of N10,000,000,  N737,187.28 and N4,975,000.00.

Mr Uwujaren added that the suspect’s alleged accomplice, one Obinna Friday Egwom, is still at large.

“The suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded,” he added.

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