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Bank ‘Fraud’: EFCC Moves Arrested Kogi Assembly Candidate To Lagos

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Bank ‘Fraud’: EFCC Moves Arrested Kogi Assembly Candidate To Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has moved the candidate for the Kogi State House of Assembly, Ismaila Atumeyi, who was arrested in Abuja for alleged bank fraud, to Lagos.

The politician, seeking to represent Ankpa 11 Constituency in the State’s assembly under the platform of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, was arrested on Sunday alongside one Joshua Dominic, an alleged serial fraudster, in a sting operation at Macedonia Street, Queens Estate, Karsana, Gwarinpa, Abuja

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Atumeyi and the two others, Joshua Dominic and Abdulmalik Salau Femi, a former bank employee, were arrested by the EFCC for allegedly hacking into the system of a commercial bank and defrauding the institution of over N1.4bn.

The EFCC had on Tuesday also disclosed that it recovered N326m and $140,500 from Atumeyi during the sting operation at his hideout while $470, 000 was recovered from Abdulmalik in Lagos.

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EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, yesterday said Atumeyi was flown to Lagos for interrogation by another team of operatives at the Lagos Command of the EFCC.

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