Thursday, 22 September 2016

EFCC arrests Businessman for allegedly committing N12.1m oil fraud

 
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 arrested a businessman, Abdulhafiz Umar Barau (pictured) for allegedly obtaining money by false pretense to the tune of N12,150, 000 (Twelve Million One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira).

In a statement released today, the anti-graft agency said the complainant, Dusus Yyang Bot, allegedly supplied 90,000 (Ninety Thousand) litres of  Automobile Gas Oil (AGO) worth N12, 150,000 to the suspect sometime in January this year.

The 38-year-old suspect had assured Yyang-Bot that he would pay the agreed sum of money after the product was delivered to him. However, the complainant alleged that the suspect could not be reached any more after receiving it.
Barau will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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