Ex-police commissioner faces N10m fraud charge

Solomon Arase, Inspector General of Police

Solomon Arase, former Inspector General of Police

Solomon Arase, Inspector General of Police
Solomon Arase, Inspector General of Police
A retired commissioner of police who collected N10 million under false pretence is to be arraigned before the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja on Thursday 12 May by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The accused, Mohammed Sambo, will be docked on a one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining money by false pretence.

Sambo was alleged to have connived with Nuhu Bello Dabai, and duped the complainant, Abdul Malik Bello, Managing Director/ CEO, Ideal Sunbeam International Company Limited, to the tune of N10 million, after claiming that he needed to defray both the survey and other preliminary expenses involved in the execution of a contract worth over N1 billion purportedly awarded him by Zamfara State Governor, Abdul Aziz Abubakar Yari.

Related News

The accused person was subsequently arrested and granted an administrative bail by the Commission on January 19, 2015.

He, however, jumped the administrative bail granted him on April 7, 2015.

After playing hide-and-seek, he was eventually re-arrested on Wednesday, May 3, 2016.