A staff of the Federal Ministry of Environment in Bayelsa State, Tariah Otumba Fred, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for serial fraud. The statement said: “The suspect is alleged to have been involved in forgery, extortion, obtaining money under false pretence, impersonation and other fraudulent activities.
According to a statement by the commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, several incriminating items including fake Identity cards have been recovered from the suspect.
“The suspect is alleged to have opened an account in Sterling Bank using the name, the Controller, Federal Ministry of Environment, Bayelsa State in which he was a signatory alongside one Mr. Education Zghadina who has also been arrested by the Commission.
“Fred is said to head a notorious syndicate who defrauded unsuspecting members of the public and corporate organizations using the office of the Federal Controller of Environment, Yenagoa.
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