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EFCC arrests six senior NSCDC officers over alleged N6bn fraud

Officers Under Scrutiny as Investigation Unfolds at EFCC Headquarters

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has made a significant move, detaining six senior officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) amidst allegations of involvement in a N6bn fraud scheme.

Presently, the apprehended NSCDC officers are undergoing intensive interrogation by EFCC officials at the commission’s headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.

While specific details of the ongoing investigation remain scarce, sources close to the matter, speaking on condition of anonymity due to lack of authorization, disclosed that the NSCDC officers were handed over to the EFCC on Monday following directives from NSCDC Commandant General, Ahmed Audi.

It was learned that EFCC Chairman, Ola Olukoyede, had previously dispatched a letter to the NSCDC CG, requesting the release of the officers for questioning.

An undisclosed source revealed, “Six senior NSCDC officers are presently in our custody, undergoing interrogation over alleged fraudulent activities amounting to over N6bn.”

Echoing this sentiment, another source clarified, “The EFCC has not detained the NSCDC CG, nor is he under investigation. We are solely holding six senior NSCDC officers for questioning regarding an alleged N6bn fraud.”

“The EFCC Chairman had formally requested the NSCDC CG to hand over the officers, which he complied with. Currently, they are in our custody and are being interrogated by EFCC officials,” the source added.

Efforts to obtain comments from EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, were unsuccessful as calls and messages to his phone remained unanswered.

When contacted for a statement, NSCDC spokesperson, Babawale Afolabi, expressed unawareness of the situation, stating, “I’m not aware of this,” in a brief WhatsApp message to our correspondent on Monday.

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