EFCC begins hunt for person who duped FG 157bn in arms deal

EFCC begins hunt for person who duped FG 157bn in arms deal

Nigeria’s Anti-Graft Agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a manhunt for a 46-year-old Nigerian Abubakar Hima, who has been tagged a Wanted Person on posters. Abubakar allegedly scammed the Nigerian Army of about N157 billion over supplies of military wares.

According to the poster issued by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the suspect identified as Aboubakar Hima is wanted in a case of criminal conspiracy contract scam, misappropriation of public funds, money laundering and fraud to the tune of over $394million (N152, 315, 803, 981), £9.9million (N4, 539, 509, 271) and N369million.

Tony Orilade, the EFCC spokesman further stated on the poster: “The suspect, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Societe D’Equipment Internationaux, SEI, is alleged to have received the sums for the purchase of equipment for the Nigerian Military. However, investigations have revealed discrepancies in the supply of the equipment.

“Having failed to honour invitations from the Commission, Hima is currently evading investigation, thus the need to declare him wanted.”

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