- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of one Emmanuel Chidiebere
- Chidiebere is one of the Nigerians on the watch list of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation
- He is alleged to have defrauded some victims in America, Cote D’Ivoire and Poland of some undisclosed amount of money
Emmanuel Chidiebere has been arrested in Orlu, Imo State by the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The arrested suspect has been on the watch list of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation,
According to EFCC’s spokesperson on Facebook, Wilson Uwujaren, the Nigerian is wanted by the FBI for conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.
The statement read, “EFCC Arrests Suspect on FBI Wanted-List in Enugu
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The spokesperson wrote:
“The Enugu Zonal Command of the EFCC, has arrested Emmanuel Dike Chidiebere, a suspect on the watch list of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, for conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.
“Acting on verified intelligence, operatives of the Commission on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, tracked the suspect to Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State where he was arrested
“Chidiebere is alleged to have defrauded some victims in America, Cote D’Ivoire and Poland of some undisclosed amount of money and went underground.
“Three of his accomplices are still at large.”
Also, EFCC sent a clear warning to Nigerians to avoid any sort of crimes.
Via its Twitter page on Friday, March 25, the anti-graft agency, quoting a former Mongolian president, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, said:
"Corruption is a true enemy to development."
Court orders interim forfeiture of 48 properties linked to ex-NSITF chairman
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the interim forfeiture of 48 properties allegedly owned by Olejeme.
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Justice Taiwo Taiwo granted the forfeiture order in 2020 after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) counsel's Ekele Iheanacho, was able to convince the court that the properties spread across five states including the FCT, Bayelsa, Enugu, Edo, and Delta were bought with proceeds of unlawful activities.
From 2009 to 2015, Olejeme served as the chairman of NSITF before becoming the treasurer of the Jonathan-Sambo Campaign Organisation during the 2015 election.