Arms Deal: EFCC Arrests Own Detective For Extortion

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Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

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.

Wilson Uwujaren
Head, Media & Publicity
29th January, 2016



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