Arms Deal: EFCC Arrests Own Operative For Extortion

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An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission, Abdulrahman Mohammed Biu, a deputy detective superintendent, has
been arrested for offences bordering on extortion, influence peddling and
impersonation, the commission said in a statement Friday.
The officer was arrested on Monday following intelligence
report alleging that he extorted $150,000 from some military officers on the
pretext that he would help give them a soft landing in the ongoing
investigation into the arms deal scandal.
Upon his arrest, a search was executed on his residence in
Abuja where the following items were recovered: $20,000 cash, N500, 000 cash,
two police uniforms bearing his name with the ranks of Deputy Superintendent
and Assistant Superintendent, Police warrant card No: 27/2014 with the rank of
DSP allegedly obtained from Kano Constabulary office, documents relating to
military arms investigation and account information of several senior military officers.

A search of his car parked in the premises yielded the
following items: unbranded pistol with a magazine and ten live ammunitions.
This was disclosed by a statement signed by Wilson Uwujaren,
the EFCC’s spokesperson.
EFCC said Mr. Biu’s modus operandi includes dropping the
names of ranking officers of the commission, claiming he was acting on their
behalf. A paper containing seven of such names was recovered in his house.

The suspect has made useful statement, while investigation
continues.

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