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Saturday, 24 September 2016

EFCC Arrests Own Staff ‘Bribed’ By Lawmaker

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it has arrested one of its operatives for allegedly collecting a N15 million bribe.




The commission said in a statement on Friday that Uzodinma Agbazue, a deputy detective superintendent, was arrested on Thursday for “offences bordering on criminal conspiracy and extortion”.

Mr. Agbazue was arrested following a complaint by a lawmaker currently under investigation by the Commission, the statement signed by the commission’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said.

The lawmaker alleged that the EFCC detective collected N15 million from him with a promise to compromise the investigation.

According to the complainant, Mr. Agbazue allegedly approached him, claiming he had been mandated by the officer handling the case to discuss and reach an agreement on how to “kill the case”, the statement said.

“Following the approach, a sum of N15 million was given to Agbazue whose game plan collapsed after the Investigating officer, who was ignorant of his scheme, refused to do his bidding,” Mr. Uwujaren said.

“With the investigation gathering increased momentum after parting with the hefty sum, the complainant became uncomfortable and demanded a refund.
“The complainant stated that, when he requested for the refund of his money, Agbazue only returned N5 million claiming that the balance of N10 million had been given to someone “to kill the case from the top”,” the statement adds.

The lawmaker also alleged that the operative collected N1 million at a different time as assistance for settlement of his wife’s medical bill.
“Agbazue’s action is in contravention of the Commission’s mandate and ideals as the EFCC will not solicit or accept gratification from a suspect to compromise a case under investigation,” EFCC said.

“The suspect will be subjected to administrative action as precursor to possible prosecution at the end of the investigation.”

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17 comments:

Daveen Laundry and Drycleaning Services, Ajah, Lagos. 09072092853. Free home pick up and delivery. said...

Tough luck, he was caught. Truly,the majority of them are as corrupt as the system itself. Both the giver and receiver are liable.

LOLLAH said...

EFCC been collecting bribe since immemorial. Tooorrr

olaedo said...

Good for him but he is not the only one guilty of such,he is unlucky to have been exposed.

God will keep exposing them.

Fan Emmanuel said...

See how they blackmailed this innocent man.
APC mad dogs shame!!!
Stop fooling yourselves,Nigerians are wiser now. Ndi nzuzu

Morgana said...

Great move by the EFCC....they need to fish out the rotten eggs...Institutional corruption is our major problem in Nigeria and until we are able to flush out such, the anti corruption fight will not work...I hope they make a scapegoat of him and his cohorts and every other person as soon as possible found culpable as a deterrence.

School Life said...

I mustn't believe this but lemme just assume to believe it so that peace could reign.

Sometimes, some stories which are fictions can sound real.

Anonymous said...

I smell set up

Palmkernel/ Palm oil factory for sale. Bb pin 58BF8F56 said...

Abeg they should go and sit down. They are all guilty of bribe. All this one na publicity nonsense

Anonymous said...

All of them (EFCC) are into it. Let them not just act holy on top d guy matter. Anyway, good work.

redbotafly said...

Good for him.
Hes nt d only one involved so many of dem r corrupt.

Anonymous said...

Ethnic motivated Entrapment

James' hater said...

He's not the only one that does such, but he's the only one that was caught. He should be punished severely for trying to sabotage the commission

James' hater said...

Really? Why are you trying so hard to drag this nation back to the time of our illiterate fore fathers. Be careful

James' hater said...

I like your sense of humor even tho you copy those jokes most times. That being said, nobody forced you to believe that

Anonymous said...

Selling rice is not an an excuse for being slow or unintelligent.

BLUNT said...

Before scrolling down, I knew it would be someone from the South that would be used as a scapegoat to give the corrupt EFCC some cred. EFCC is a very corrupt organisation. They just had to sacrifice this one because he bears "Uzodinma". Where are all the criminal abokis in EFCC? Saleh, Kabir, Rakiya,.... we know them.

Chidinma Gift said...

Am very sure that they were the ones that sent him.... Stupid people they want us to hail them, una plans no work we know una wella

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