Police declare Anambra commissioner wanted over fraud

Posted by News Express | 19 September 2013 | 3,226 times

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The Anambra State Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr. Vincent Ezenwajiaku, has been declared wanted by the Special Fraud Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, Ikoyi, Lagos State for allegedly obtaining N10.5m under false pretence about 10 years ago.

A statement yesterday by the SFU Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ngozi Isintume-Agu, said: “A petition to the Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit, Mr. Tunde Ogunsakin, alleged that sometime between 1996 and 2002, Ezenwajiaku, being the Managing Director of BIO Plastic Ltd, had invited the complainant to invest in his company as a co-Director.

“This was to enable the complainant acquire 34 per cent equity at the end of the investment.”

However, after paying N10,582,540.00 in installments, the complainant upon checks at the Corporate Affairs Commission was shocked to discover that he had invested in a non-existent company as it was not registered with the commission.

According to the SFU, “In the course of investigation, detectives from the unit, travelled to Anambra State with an invitation letter which was duly served on the suspect.

“Ezenwajiaku was expected to report to SFU on April 16, 2013, but he did not honour the invitation.

“On August 4, 2013, detectives went to Awka with a warrant of arrest which Ezenwajiaku resisted.

“Instead, he maintained that he must see the governor of the state or the commissioner of police in the state.

“Ezenwajiaku was later taken to State Criminal Investigation Department at Anambra, where he made cautionary statement.”

The embattled commissioner was released on bail to Engr. Obi Damian Okwudili, who promised in writing to produce Ezenwajiaku on August 15, but failed to do so on the said date. Okwudili was consequently arrested and would soon be charged to court for offence of “surety to show cause.”

The statement said that “The Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit has declared Vincent Ezenwajiaku wanted. Anybody with useful information on how to arrest him or his whereabouts, should contact the Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit, 13, Milverton Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.”

•Photo shows Ezenwajiaku.

Source: News Express

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