EFCC arrests member of syndicate for duping Kwara Monarch N33.39m
By PAUL MICHAEL, ABUJA
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said its Ilorin Zonal Command has arrested a member of a syndicate that defrauded a revered traditional ruler in Kware State, His Royal Highness, Idris Sero Abubakar, about N33.39million.
The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday gave the name of the arrested suspected as Fidelis Poor, a 30-year-old man from Stwue in Konshisha local government area of Benue State.
His arrest followed a petition dated November 30, 2021, by HRH Abubakar, the Emir of Okuta in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State and a former member of the House of Representatives over an alleged fraud by a syndicate.
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According to Uwujaren, “The Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC has arrested one Fidelis Poor, a member of a syndicate who allegedly connived to defraud a First-Class Traditional Ruler in Kwara State, His Royal Highness Idris Sero Abubakar, to the tune of N33,399,999 (Thirty-Three Million, Three Hundred and Ninety-Nine Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety Nine Naira).
“Poor, 30, who hails from Stwue in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State alongside other suspects (still at large) allegedly conspired to swindle the monarch on the guise that he had a container of goods meant to be used for the development of Okuta Community due be cleared at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja.
“In a petition dated November 30, 2021, HRH Abubakar, who is the Emir of Okuta in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State and a former member of the House of Representatives alleged that a group of fraudsters who operate as syndicate called him on phone sometime last year that he had a container to clear in Abuja and requested for the said amount for clearance.”
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