EFCC nabs fake DSS officer for stealing hand bag at event attended by Buhari



Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 32-year-old Boniface Oburuku for theft of a handbag at an event organised by the commission.

The bag belonged to a guest from the Republic of Mauritius.

He stole the bag at the ceremony attended by President Muhammadu Buhari and other international dignitaries.

But the suspect apologised to President Buhari over the theft.

According to a statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr Dele Oyewale: “The bag contained the female victim’s two Samsung mobile phones, an international passport, United States Dollars, Nigerian and Mauritian currencies.

“Oburuku committed the crime on 11 June 2019, at an event organized by the EFCC to mark the year’s National Democracy Day and Anti-Corruption Summit at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, which had in attendance, President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian security chiefs, respected citizens and global leaders.

“For over one year, the suspect has been on the Commission’s watch list and was eventually arrested in Lagos a few days ago.

“Narrating how the suspect was tracked down, the team leader, Counter-Terrorism and General Investigations Unit of the EFCC said the Commission swung into action through intelligence on the suspect all over the country, which showed that he was constantly on the move from Mpape area of the FCT to Jabi and later to Gwagwalada, all in the FCT.


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