Anambra Commissioner Resigns Over Fraud Allegation

The Commissioner for Special Duties in Anambra State, Vincent Ezenwajiaku, who was declared wanted by the police over a N10.6 million fraud has resigned.

Ezenwajiaku was declared wanted by the police on Wednesday after an unnamed petitioner accused the commissioner of inducing him to part with the said sum which he claimed he paid through instalments between 1996 and 2002.

The commissioner said that his resignation was to give him room to prove his innocence as he was prepared to do all it takes to clear his name.

Narrating his own side of the story, Ezenwajiaku accused the complainant whom he referred to as his former business partner of taking the matter too far.

He admitted he was owing the complainant, his former business partner, the sum of N6 million and not N10.6 million as claimed, adding that he could not meet up with the payment because of an illness that kept him bedridden.

“The issue of owing this man came up in 2004 after the meeting of the board of the company and it was agreed that I should pay him N7.5m which I agreed to do. We have never quarrelled,” he said.

The ex-commissioner has also filed a N250 million libel suit against the commissioner of Police in charge of the Special Fraud Unit, SFU, as well as one Chuks Mgbemena of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA and Okposiakpo Elolor, a Chief Superintendent of Police.

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