Kogi Assembly candidate arrested with N326m, $610,500 cash

Kogi Assembly candidate arrested with N326m, $610,500 cash

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Kogi State House of Assembly candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Ismaila Atumeyi, with N326 million and $140,500 cash. According to reports.

Alumni who are seeking to represent Ankpa 11 Constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly were arrested on Sunday, October 30, 2022, alongside one Joshua Dominic, an alleged serial fraudster, in a sting operation at Macedonia Street, Queens Estate, Karsana, Gwarinpa, Abuja.

Also arrested in connection with the fraud is Abdumalik Femi, a former bank employee, who allegedly supplied the inside information that facilitated the attack on the bank by the syndicate.

The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed to our correspondent that Femi was picked up today (Tuesday), November 1, 2022, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lagos.

Meanwhile, the commission expresses concern about the rising spate of cyber-attacks on banks and the reluctance of the institutions to report such breaches to law enforcement.

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