14th July 2024
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EFCC arrests Lawmaker for N11m fraud in Kaduna

EFCC arrests Lawmaker for N11m fraud in Kaduna

AbdulGafar Alabelewe


The Kaduna Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a councillor, Hon. Theophilus Madami for alleged fraudulent misappropriation of fund

Madami representing Kakuri Hausa, Ward in Kaduna South Local Government of Kaduna State is to be charged to court for offences bordering on alleged criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of funds to the tune of N11.8 million.

A statement signed by Head, Media and Publicity of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren and made available to newsmen in Kaduna alleged that, “the Councillor approached one, Ibrahim Ringim Haruna, Chief Executive Officer of Pyramid Supplied Services Limited, a distributor of pasta products, with claims that his council needed pasta products for distribution to its citizens.

“Consequently, the company, sometime in November 2018, supplied products worth sixteen million, eighty thousand naira only (N16, 080,000) to the suspect who paid a deposit of N5m, leaving a balance of N11.080,000.00.

“After delivery of the goods, he diverted the proceeds for his personal use and refused to pay the balance as agreed.

“The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded,” EFCC said.

–  Nation

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