EFCC Arrests Three For N16.9m Scam

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested three suspected fraudsters: Nwabueze C. Nwabueze (alias HRM Ezeugo 1), his wife, Bridget Nwabueze and Eze Izima Ngozi alias Engineer Victor who allegedly conspired to defraud one Architect Austin Ilenre Emuan, managing director, Gothic-Len Consortium Limited to the tune of N16.9m (Sixteen Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Naira) over a non existent contract.

The trio and others at large are suspected leaders of a syndicate from Obagi Community, Ahoada, Rivers State , who engage in fraudulent acts, obtaining by false pretence and impersonation.

The suspects’ arrest followed a petition from one Architect Austin Ilenre Emuan, managing director, Gothic-Len Consortium, alleging that one Miss Joy Mba Ozioma (now at large), Nwabueze and others sometime in 2011 conspired and defrauded him of the sum of N16, 900,000.00 (Sixteen Million Nine Hundred Thousand Naira) under the pretext of awarding his company a contract for construction of a cottage hospital in Obagi community by Total Nigeria Limited.

According to Emuan, one Ezeugo 1 who claimed to be the traditional ruler of Obagi community connived with one Eze Izima Ngozi who posed as an employee of Total Nigeria Limited to defraud his company of the said sum and 600 bags of rice before the project was discovered to be a phony deal.

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