EFCC Declares Nigerian Governor's Aide Wanted Over N2.2m Fraud

EFCC Declares Nigerian Governor's Aide Wanted Over N2.2m Fraud

  • Bello Malami Tambuwal, an aide of Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal has been declared wanted over fraud
  • Usman Kaltungo, zonal head of EFCC made the disclosure
  • According to the anti-graft agency, Tambuwal has been using his position as an aide to dupe car dealers

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Sokoto state - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has decided to go after one of Governor Aminu Tambuwal's aides over an alleged N2.2 million fraud.

Daily Trust reports that the anti-graft agency is going after Bello Malami Tambuwal, a special adviser for allegedly duping car dealers.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is going after Bello Malami Tambuwal, an aide to Governor Tambuwal of Sokoto state. Photo credit: Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
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This was made known by Usman Kaltungo, the EFCC zonal head of the anti-graft agency on Wednesday, July 7.

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He alleged that the governor’s aide has been using his position to get vehicles under a false pretense.

According to Kaltungo, the Special Adviser who ought to be arraigned on Thursday, July 8, had jumped several administrative bails.

He went on to notes that N1.6m has already been recovered from Tambuwal aside from the N2.250 million.

US government arrests Ogun state governor’s SSA

Earlier, Abidemi Rufai, a senior special assistant to Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun, has been arrested in the United States over alleged $350,000 unemployment benefits fraud.

Rufai was quizzed by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday, May 15, at the John F Kennedy International Airport in New York following a criminal complaint.

He was subsequently charged with defrauding the Washington State Employment Security Department of over $350,000.

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Governor Abiodun suspends aide arrested in US over alleged $350k fraud

Meanwhile, Governor Abiodun has suspended his senior special assistant on special duties hours after his arrest by the US government.

While reacting through his chief press secretary, Kunle Somorin, Governor Abiodun said the news of his aide’s involvement in fraud is disturbing.

The governor, however, said he cannot be held responsible for the actions of a full-grown adult.

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