- Robert Terfa Swem, a man using the name of EFCC’s acting chairman to demand bribes from NDDC officials has been arraigned
- Swem had been allegedly blackmailing the NDDC officials asking them for bribes to remove their names from the list of individuals allegedly being investigated by the EFCC
- The impostor was arraigned on three- count charges bordering on obtaining by false pretences
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Robert Terfa Swem who has been using the name of the commission’s acting chairman, to blackmail senior officials of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Swem was arrested by the Port Harcourt’s zonal office of the anti-graft commission and arraigned on Wednesday, November 27.
Legit.ng gathers that Swem, claiming to be representing the EFCC chairman, was harassing the NDDC officials to offer him bribes to help them quash alleged investigations against them.
The impostor was arraigned on three- count charges bordering on obtaining by false pretences.
Swem, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges was subsequently granted bail in the sum of one million naira and one surety in like sum.
He was arrested while holding a meeting with some directors of the NDDC demanding bribes to remove their names from the list of people allegedly being investigated by the EFCC.
Meanwhile, the case of money laundering levelled against the former speaker of Lagos state House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji and his aide, Oyebode Atoyebi, has been rescheduled for December 11.
The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday, November 27, said the defendants would be re-arraigned over the alleged money laundering.
Legit.ng gathers that Ikuforiji and Atoyebi are facing a N673 million laundering charge filed against them by the EFCC.
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