The Police Special Fraud Unit, SFU, Wednesday, declared Vincent Ezenwajiaku, the Commissioner for Special Duties in Anambra State, wanted for obtaining money by false pretences.
Mr. Ezenwajiaku, a lawyer, was allegedly involved in a N10 million fraud which took place between 1996 and 2002.
The police stated that it was acting upon a petition sent to the Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit, Lagos.
Mr. Ezenwajiaku, also known as Vincent Ezeh, who was the Managing Director of BIO Plastic Ltd, invited the complainant to invest in his company as a Co-Director to enable him acquire 34% of the equity at the end of the investment, according to the police.
“The Complainant agreed and paid instalmentally the sum of N10,582,540,” the police said in a statement signed by Ngozi Isintume-Agu, Police Public Relations Officer, SFU.
“The petitioner further stated that the suspect induced him to part with his hard earned money by writing several letters promising and indicating huge potentials of the company, expected turnover and profitability, but he later discovered that he had invested in a non-existent company as the company was not registered with Corporate Affairs Commission.”
Police said that during its investigation, SFU detectives travelled to Anambra State to serve an invitation letter to Mr. Ezenwajiaku.
“The suspect was expected to report to the office on 16th April, 2013, but he failed to honour the Police invitation,” the police statement said.
“Again on 4th August, 2013, detectives went to Awka with a Warrant of Arrest and he resisted arrest and maintained that he must see the Governor of the State or State Commissioner of Police.
“He was taken to State CID (Criminal Investigation Department) where he made cautionary statement and subsequently released on bail to one Engr. Obi Damian Okwudili who promised in writing to produce the suspect on 15th August, 2013 but all to no avail.
The police further said that the suspect had deliberately refused to honour police invitation as well as resisting arrest; a situation which has led to the arrest of Mr. Okwudili, the surety, who will be charged to court soon.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit has declared Vincent Ejikeme Ezenwjiaku wanted,” the statement said.
“Anybody with useful information on how to arrest him or his whereabout, should contact the Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit, 13 Milverton Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.”
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