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N6b Fraud: EFCC arrests 6 senior NSCDC officers 


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Six top operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged N6 billion fraud.

The senior officers are currently being grilled by the anti-graft agency interrogators at the commission’s headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.

According to reports, the NSCDC officers were handed over to the EFCC on Monday on the order of the NSCDC Commandant General, Ahmed Audi.

Sources familiar with the investigation according to PUNCH, revealed that the EFCC Chairman, Mr Ola Olukoyede, had earlier written a letter to the NSCDC CG, demanding the officers’ release for interrogation.

A source revealed, “Six senior NSCDC officers are currently in our custody. They’re being grilled by our investigators over alleged fraudulent activities running into over N6bn.”

While confirming the development, another source said, “The EFCC did not arrest the NSCDC CG, neither is he being probed. We only have six senior NSCDC officers in our custody, and they’re being probed over alleged N6bn fraud.

“The EFCC Chairman had earlier written to the NSCSC CG to provide the officers, and the CG did. Now they’re in our custody and are being grilled by EFCC interrogators.”

Meanwhile, the commission is yet to issue an official statement in respect to the development.

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