EFCC arrests lawyer for attempting to bribe anti-corruption officials

Lawyer offered investigators N1.2 million

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday said it arrested a Nigerian lawyer, Ayodele Owoka, 47, while trying to bribe operatives of the commission.

A statement by the Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren said Mr.  Owoka was arrested at the commission’s office in Ikoyi, Lagos State while he attempted to bribe a team of investigators.

Mr. Uwujaren said the team were investigating a case of contract inflation, abuse of office, stealing, embezzlement and misappropriation of funds at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, in Owo, Ondo State.

Mr. Owoka is said to have confessed to offering the team N1.2 million; allegedly given to him by the Medical Director, FMC, Owo, O.A Omotosho to coerce the team into soft pedaling on its investigations.

Mr. Uwujaren noted that the accused confessed that Mr.Omotosho, gave him N1.5 Million out of which he kept N300, 000 for himself.

“The suspect would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded,” Mr. Uwujaren said.

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