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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one
of its drivers, Nasiru Isa, and a police officer for allegedly burgling
one of the sealed houses of former Chief of defence staff, Alex Badeh, who
is currently facing trial for allegedly embezzling funds meant for the
procurement of arms for the prosecution of the war against Boko Haram.
He is also been tried for embezzling funds meant for the air force.

In a statement released yesterday September 7th, EFCC spokesperson,
Wilson Uwujaren, said the agency’s driver was part of a robbery
syndicate that consist of a police man, Aliyu Ismaila, that specialised
in breaking into properties sealed off the anti-graft agency. Other
members of the robbery gang are Abubakar Jibrin, Abdulsalam Ado, Ibrahim
Babangida, Reuben Dauda, Hassan Aliyu, Sani Yusuf and Murtala Mohammed.

“On August 30, 2016, operatives of the EFCC, as part of monitoring
activities on the sealed property, had gone to the site to execute a
search. However, members of the syndicate took to their heels on
sighting the operatives of the anti-graft agency. A carpenter, Yakubu
Muhammad, who was hired the syndicate, was left behind and was
subsequently arrested the operatives. The carpenter, who has been
cooperating with operatives, confessed that he was not in the know of
the illicit activity, as he was only brought in the syndicate to
assist with the use of his carpentry tools to break into the property.”

Investigations the antigraft agency showed that some yet to be
identified persons moved about 12 bags believed to contain items linked
to money laundering into the property after it was sealed off.

“Investigations revealed that one of those in the know about the
goods was the brains behind the scheming to steal them. The syndicate
decided they would need to subdue the security man at the property,
which would mean they would need to involve security personnel in the
syndicate. Subsequently, Isa was contacted. To further beef up the
security aspect of the crime, he also contacted his friend, Ismaila, who
came for the ‘operation’ fully armed. In perpetrating the crime, Dauda
had posed to be a senior official of the EFCC, while Jibrin posed as an
Intelligence police officer in the inspector-general’s office. However,
on August 30, 2016, they were caught in the act of breaking into the
property, having successfully overpowered the security guard at the
entrance of the property.”

Recall that in July, some police officers were arraigned in court for
burgling one of the Abuja residences of former President Goodluck

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