EFCC To Prosecute Ex-Police Commissioner For N10m Fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will on Thursday, May 12, 2016 arraign a retired Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Sambo, before a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N10,000,000.00m( Ten Million Naira).

This was made known in a press release issued by Head, Media & Publicity, of the commission Wilson Uwujaren on Wednesday.

He said that Sambo, who connived with one Nuhu Bello Dabai, had allegedly duped the complainant, Abdul Malik Bello, Managing Director/ CEO, Ideal Sunbeam International Company Limited, the sum of N10, 000, 000.00m, after claiming that he needed to defray both the survey and other preliminary expenses involved in the execution of a contract worth over N1bn (One Billion Naira) purportedly awarded him by Zamfara State Governor, Abdul Aziz Abubakar Yari.

He added 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.

Uwujaren said that after playing hide-and-seek, he was eventually re-arrested on Wednesday, May 3, 2016.

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