Thursday, November 3, 2022


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested Ismaila Yusuf Atumeyi, a candidate of the New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) for the Kogi State Assembly, with 326 million naira and US$140,500 in cash.

Atumeyi, who is trying to represent Ankpa 11 constituency in the Kogi State Assembly, was arrested on Sunday, October 30, 2022 along with a certain Joshua Dominic, a suspected serial crook, in a raid undercover at Macedonia Street, Queens Estate, Karsana, Gwarinpa, arrested. Abuja.

Abdumalik Salau Femi, a former bank employee who allegedly provided the inside information that enabled the union's attack on the bank, was also arrested in connection with the fraud. He was picked up from the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lagos on November 1, 2022. 

Following his arrest, his home in Morgan Estate, Ojodu was ransacked where a total of $470,000 was seized. The arrests of the suspects followed months of investigations into the hacking of one of the commercial banks by a syndicate of crooks which committed the theft of 1.4 billion naira.

The syndicate reportedly transferred 887 million naira to Fav Oil and Gas Limited's account, from which the funds were disbursed to several money changers and some car dealerships for exchange into US dollars and purchase of high-end cars.

Joshua, who has been arrested multiple times for fraud, allegedly helped Atumeyi perfect Abdumalik's hacking scheme. 

Joshua, a self-proclaimed investment expert and Managing Director of Brisk Capital Limited, was arrested by the Nigeria Police Special Fraud Unit in May 2021 for an alleged investment fraud of ₦2 billion. 

He allegedly defrauded over 500 people in a bogus investment plan. 

Two luxury Range Rover SUVs were also found at the two suspects arrested in Abuja.

They will be brought to justice once the investigation is complete.

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