- Emmanuel Oluwaniyi and Hemeson Edwin have been arrested by the EFCC
- They were arrested for allegedly giving exaggerated medical reports about a convicted internet fraudster, Hope Aroke
- Aroke masterminded a mega scam to the tune of over $1m scam from inside the prison
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Emmanuel Oluwaniyi, the controller of Kirikiri maximum prison.
Also, Hemeson Edwin, head of the medical facility in the prison, was also arrested alongside him.
This was disclosed by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement, Premium Times reports.
They were arrested for allegedly giving "exaggerated medical reports that warranted a convicted internet fraudster, Hope Aroke, who is serving a 24-year jail term, being given a referral to be treated outside the facility.”
Both men are deputy controllers of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS).
"The first suspect, Oluwaniyi, who is the controller, Kirikiri Maximum Prison, as well as the second suspect, Edwin, who is in charge of the medical facility, was arrested on Monday, November 25, 2019, by operatives of the commission.
"The suspects have given useful information to the commission about their alleged involvement in the crime.
"Aroke, also known as H.Money, had masterminded a mega scam to the tune of over $1m scam," Uwujaren added.
Legit.ng previously reported how Aroke was accused of masterminding a fresh mega scam to the tune of over $1million.
Legit.ng gathered that Aroke allegedly pulled the heist right from prison using a network of accomplices, who are targets of fraud and money laundering investigation.
It was learnt that the lid was blown off his latest fraud exploits from the bowels of the maximum correctional centre following intelligence received by the EFCC.
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