EFCC nabs lawyer over N5m fraud

EFCC nabs lawyer over N5m fraud


A Lagos-based lawyer, simply identified as Kelechi for alleged N5 million fraud has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The Lagos Zonal office of the Commission, said on Friday that the lawyer allegedly obtained the money by claiming she would secure the suspect’s freedom after bribing an EFCC official.

In a statement, the Commission said the lawyer would be arraigned “as soon as investigation is concluded”.

The lawyer “was arrested on Tuesday 17th March, 2020, after one Henry George Umoh, a relative of a suspect, Kelechi Uka, in EFCC custody, alleged that the lawyer collected the sum of four million naira from him purportedly to bribe the operative of the Commission.

“During interrogation, she confessed that she actually lied to the relative of the suspect that she could get whatever she wants on the matter with a view to bribe the operatives of the Commission to compromise the case,” the statement said.

It explained that Kelechi and two others involved the substantive matter had been served with their charges and would be arraigned soon.

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