Ex Commissioner Of Police To Appear In Court Over N10m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday said it has concluded plans for the trial of a retired Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Sambo, before a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, Abuja.

The ex-CP will be arraigned Thursday on a one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining N10m by false pretence.

According to a statement issued by the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the suspect allegedly conspired with one Nuhu Bello Dabai to extort the managing director of a firm of N10million.

The statement said: “Sambo, who connived with one Nuhu Bello Dabai, had allegedly duped the complainant, Managing Director/ CEO, Ideal Sunbeam International Company Limited, Abdul Malik Bello, of the sum of N10, 000, 000.00, after claiming that he needed to defray both the survey and other preliminary expenses involved in the execution of a contract worth over N1 billion purportedly awarded him by Zamfara State Governor, Abdul Aziz Abubakar Yari.

“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. After playing hide-and-seek, he was eventually re-arrested on Wednesday, May 3, 2016.”

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