EFCC Operative Arrested for Extortion


An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,
Abdulrahman Mohammed Biu, deputy detective superintendent, DDS, has
been arrested for offences bordering on extortion, influence peddling
and personation.

The officer was arrested on Monday January 25, 2016 following
intelligence report alleging that he extorted a whopping sum of
$150,000 from some Military officers on the pretext that he would help
give them a soft landing in the ongoing investigation into the arms
deal scandal.

Upon his arrest, a search was executed on his residence in Abuja where
the following items were recovered: $20,000 cash, N500, 000 cash, two
police uniforms bearing his name with the ranks of Deputy
Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent, Police warrant card No:
27/2014 with the rank of DSP allegedly obtained from Kano Constabulary
office, documents relating to military arms investigation and account
information of several senior military officers.

A search of his car parked in the premises yielded the following
items: unbranded pistol with a magazine and ten live ammunitions.

His modus operandi includes dropping the names of ranking officers of
the Commission, claiming he was acting on their behalf. A paper
containing seven of such names was recovered in his house.

The suspect has made useful statement, while investigation continues


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