Alleged $6.2m Theft from CBN: List of Nigerians on Interpol Red Alert for Forging Buhari's Signature

Alleged $6.2m Theft from CBN: List of Nigerians on Interpol Red Alert for Forging Buhari's Signature

  • The IGP Kayode Egbetokun has been told to place three Nigerians on Interpol red alert for allegedly stealing $6.2 from the CBN coffers
  • The special investigator appointed by President Bola Tinubu made the request, alleging that Odoh Eric Ocheme, a staff of the CBN, and two other accomplices were at large
  • The investigator said the suspects made documents in the name of former president Muhammadu Buhari, adding that a federal high court in Abuja had issued a warrant for their arrest

FCT, Abuja - The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun has reportedly been told to place about three Nigerians on the red notice of the Interpol for allegedly stealing $6.2 million from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by forging the signature of ex-president Muhammadu Buhari.

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A team of special investigators probing the series of frauds under the CBN made this request in a letter to the IGP. The letter was signed by the head of operations, DCP Eloho Okpoziakpo, office of the special investigator.

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IGP asked to place three Nigerians on Interpol alert for forging Buhari's signature Photo Credit: Nigeria Police Force
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According to PM News, a staff of the CBN identified as Odoh Eric Ocheme and two other accomplices, Adamu Abubakar and Imam Abubakar, had yet to be arrested. They were alleged to have conspired and forged the signature of former President Muhammadu Buhari in documents.

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The accused persons were said to have stolen $6,230,000 from the coffers of the apex bank in Nigeria.

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The letter to the IGP reads in part:

“The Special Investigator, appointed by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to investigate the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Related Entities and other Key Government Business Entities kindly requests you to place the above-named individuals on INTERPOL RED NOTICE."

The statement further explained that a federal high court in Abuja had issued a warrant of arrest for the suspects.

Interpol is an international policing system that sees the arrest of criminals and crime control worldwide.

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According to the EFCC, the witness confessed to Justice Hamza Muazu of the federal high court in Abuja.

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