Wednesday, April 21, 2021

EFCC arrests own staff for extorting $150,000 from suspect


tiamin rice

An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrahman Mohammed Biu, a deputy detective superintendent (DDS) has been arrested for offences bordering on extortion, influence peddling and impersonation.

A statement issued by head of Media and Publicity of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren said the suspect was arrested last Monday following a tip off.

The operative had allegedly extorted a whopping sum of $150,000 from some Military officers on the pretext that he would help give them a soft landing in the ongoing investigation into the arms deal scandal.

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Upon his arrest, a search was executed on his residence in Abuja where the following items were recovered: $20,000 cash, N500, 000 cash, two police uniforms bearing his name with the ranks of Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent.

Also recovered from him is a Police warrant card No: 27/2014 with the rank of DSP allegedly obtained from Kano Constabulary office, documents relating to military arms investigation and account information of several senior military officers.

A search of his car parked in the premises yielded the following items: unbranded pistol with a magazine and ten live ammunitions.

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His modus operandi includes dropping the names of ranking officers of the Commission, claiming he was acting on their behalf. A paper containing seven of such names was recovered in his house.

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“The suspect has made useful statement, while investigation continues,” the statement added.

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