EFCC arrests 3 men trying to blackmail Water Board director

EFCC arrests 3 men trying to blackmail Water Board director

Thursday, September 17, 2015 2:40 pm


EFCC operatives

EFCC operatives

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday September 16, 2015 arrested the trio of Yakubu Dankaba (aka Yakubu Hamisu), Yahaya Baba and Usman Abdulhakeem (aka Chairman) at Area 3 of Garki District, Abuja for their involvement in a N20 million blackmailing scheme.

The suspects allegedly posed as operatives of the EFCC with the aim of extorting N20 million from the FCT Water Board director. They had written a letter to him, purported to be from the EFCC, and notified him of being under investigation.
They however, offered to help him quash the investigation, if he could part with the sum of N20 million.
Suspecting that he was about to be swindled, the director alerted the EFCC, which swung into action, and caught the three suspects in their own web of tricks.
They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.
The EFCC has consistently warned members of the public to desist from offering money to persons claiming to be officials of the Commission and influence to interfere with ongoing investigations by the Commission. Solicitation for gratification by both fake and genuine officers of the agency should be reported to any office of the EFCC in the zones or the nearest police station.
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