NDDC top official arrested for alleged ‘recharge card’ bribery

Roberts Obuoha

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one Roberts Obuoha, a director in the project management department of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

The spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement Tuesday that Mr. Obuoha, an engineer, was arrested for attempting to bribe the EFCC Zonal Head (South-South), Ishaq Salihu.

Mr. Uwujaren added, “The suspect, who is under investigation with the commission, was invited to write a statement in a case of contract Splitting and over inflation.

“He was quizzed and offered administrative bail, but when he reported the next day to perfect his bail, he went to the Zonal Head’s office and offered him the sum of N150,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) to buy recharge card.

“The suspect claimed that he offered the said money to Mr. Salihu in order to build a good relationship with him.

“The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.”

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