The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested one Mrs. Ekaete Ime Sam for alleged criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, forgery and obtaining money by false pretence.
Ekaete is alleged to have collected N830, 000 from one Jerry Ekezie, a clearing agent, under the pretext that she needed part of the money (N130, 000) to clear some goods at the Apapa Wharf and the balance to fund a N227million contract in Abuja.
The complainant, who claimed that he was introduced to the suspect in June 2013 by his pastor, noted that he didn’t suspect foul play until the woman demanded for another N1. 5million
In the course of investigation, Ekaete admitted forging a letter-head paper of the Federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry on which she typed the contract award letter. She claimed to have given all the money she collected from Jerry to one Shola Fayemi who is now at large.
Ekaete further revealed that Fayemi who is a herbalist with clinic at Bassa Airport Road, Abuja, heads the syndicate of fraudsters.
The suspect is to be arraigned in court soon.
Ag. Head, Media & Publicity
3rd July, 2013