Richard Ginika Izuora
A suspect from Niger, named Aboubakar Hima, is on the run after perpetrating fraud running into several millions in local and foreign currencies.
Subsequently, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, June 17, declared him wanted over alleged criminal conspiracy, contract scam, misappropriation of public funds, money laundering and fraud.
The fraud according to the Commission is in the tune of over $394million, €9.9million and N369million.”
The EFCC disclosed that Hima, former Chief Executive Officer of Societe D’Equipment Internationaux, SEI, allegedly received the sums for the purchase of equipment for the Nigerian Military.
But investigations revealed discrepancies in the supply of the equipment having failed to honour invitations from the Commission and Hima is currently evading investigation, thus the need to declare him wanted, said the Commission.
The suspect speaks French and Hausa Languages fluently; but has limited English proficiency.
His last known address is Block A. Flat 3. No. 5 Sapele Street, Garki II, Abuja, said the EFCC.