EFCC Arrests Lawyer For Duping Victim of N66 million

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a lawyer, Ambrose Owuru,  for allegedly obtaining the sum of N66million from one Ikechukwu Eze under false pretence.

According to the EFCC, Owuru’s arrest followed a complaint that he received the said sum as payment for a property located in Port Harcourt but has failed to make the house available to the buyer for over three months.

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The was picked up after he refused to honour several invitations for questioning.

“The complainant alleged that sometime in March 2011, he paid the sum of sixty million naira (N60million) through Skye Bank, OluObansanjo Road branch, Port Harcourt, to Barrister Owuru for a property located at Nzimiro Street, Amadi flat, and Port Harcourt,” a statement by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said.

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According to the commission, in the process of taking possession of the property, it was discovered that a portion had been sold to another person.

“At this point, Owuru allegedly asked for another N6m to settle the other buyer, one Chief Austin Omire, which Eze allegedly obliged him.

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Since then, every attempt to take possession or develop the said property was met with resistance,” the commission stated.

Investigation into the matter is still on-going.



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