Sat. Mar 6th, 2021

Alleged N15.7m Fraud: EFCC Nabs Port Harcourt Lawyer

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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office, have arrested a legal practitioner, Barrister Bardi Robert.

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement said the lawyer was arrested on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State for allegedly receiving a judgment debt fund, from a Rivers State High Court, Port Harcourt, to the tune of N15,712, 187.38, on behalf of his client, Igwe Ugochukwu and converted same to his personal use.

“The suspect allegedly received the judgment fund in three tranches of N10,000,000, N737,187.28 and N4,975,000.00.

” His alleged accomplice, one Obinna Friday Egwom, is still at large,” the statement added.

Uwujaren further explained that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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