A detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Abdulrahman Mohammed Biu has been apprehended by the anti-graft agency for offences bordering on extortion, influence peddling and impersonation.
According to a statement released by the commission on Friday, January 29, Mr. Biu, a deputy detective superintendent, DDS, was arrested on Monday following intelligence report alleging that he extorted $150,000 from some military officers on the pretext that he would help give them a soft landing in the ongoing investigation into the arms deal scandal.
Read statement in part below:
Upon his arrest, a search was executed on his residence in Abuja where the following items were recovered: $20,000 cash, N500, 000 cash, two police uniforms bearing his name with the ranks of Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent, Police warrant card No: 27/2014 with the rank of DSP allegedly obtained from Kano Constabulary office, documents relating to military arms investigation and account information of several senior military officers.
A search of his car parked in the premises yielded the following items: unbranded pistol with a magazine and ten live ammunitions.
His modus operandi includes dropping the names of ranking officers of the Commission, claiming he was acting on their behalf. A paper containing seven of such names was recovered in his house.
The suspect has made useful statement, while investigation continues.
Head, Media & Publicity
29th January, 2016