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Published On: Sun, Jan 18th, 2015

Police arrest head master over alleged 93m fraud

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From Osa Eresoyen, Asaba

n assistant head master in one of the primary schools in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State (name withheld) currently being interrogated by the Criminal Investigations Departments (CID)

police headquarters, Asaba, would soon face the stern looks of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abuja for allegedly defrauding KCM Business Venture in Boji Boji Owa, the sum of N93,964,068.49.

According to the petition written by Barrister Benjamin Afam Okoh from Oyiboka Chambers, Boji Boji Owa in Ika North East Local Government area of the state on behalf of the KCM business venture, the sum of N93,964,068.49 defrauded were for 76 members, adding that the contribution were operating under a registered business name KCM Business Venture.

The petition alleged that 76 persons contributed a total of N93,964,068.49 to KCM Business Venture for business, adding that the assistant headmaster went to KCM to borrow the said amount for business with the assurance to pay back, adding that upon the expiration of the agreed time, he failed to pay anything.

In the petition addressed to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State Police Command, Asaba, the Assistant Headmaster on September 17, 2014 admitted being in possession of the said amount on investigation.

The KCM Business Venture disclosed that while investigation into the alleged fraud by the headmaster was going on, it was reported that he petitioned the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Abuja, for the squad to take over the investigation that was going on in Asaba.

The reports said that the alleged fraudster wanted the investigation to be transferred to Abuja as a delay tactics in the investigation of the offence he allegedly committed.

This is not the first time, according to the KCM, that the alleged fraudster was involved in such ‘dubious act to some members of the public, adding that he allegedly boasted that he has all the machinery to cover the matter. The KCM therefore urged the Deputy Commissioner of Police to make sure that the issue of the alleged fraud be handled at the State Police Headquarters, Asaba.

 

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