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EFCC arrests suspected Kaduna councillor over N11m fraud

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A COUNCILLOR representing Kakuri Hausa, Ward, Kaduna South Local Government of the state, Theophilus Madami, has been arrested for offences bordering on alleged criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of funds to the tune of N11,080,000.

The EFCC in a statement signed by its Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujarem on Tuesday said Madami was arrested by the Kaduna Zonal office of the commission.

The statement read in part: “The suspect, allegedly approached one, Ibrahim Ringim Haruna, Chief Executive Officer of Pyramid Supplied Services Limited, a distributor of pasta products, with claims that his council needed pasta products for distribution to its citizens”.

The anti-graft agency said the company consequently supplied products to Madami worth N16.8 million, who paid a deposit of N5 million, leaving a balance of N11.8 million balance.

The statement noted that after delivery of the goods, the suspect diverted the proceeds to his personal use and refused to pay up his debt as agreed.

The EFCC said Madami would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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