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Fraud: Ex-lawmaker, Chuma Nzeribe declared wanted by EFCC

A former member of the House of Representatives, Head Marcellinus Chuma Nzeribe, has been announced as wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Nzeribe was convicted of illegal fraud by Justice Yusuf Y. Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, Abuja on May 23, 2022.

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The head of the Communications and Social Development Commission, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Monday, May 30, said Nzeribe, 62, had exceeded court bail granted by the FCT High Court, Maitama, and had never been seen.

“His last known address is in Block M7, Flat 8, NNPC Housing Estate, Area 11, Garki, Abuja,” a spokesman said.

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Jajre appealed to the general public to assist in the arrest of the former lawmaker.

“Anyone with useful information about his whereabouts should contact the Commission at its offices or report to the nearest Police Station and other security agencies,” he added.

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Nzeribe was first charged by the EFCC on October 16, 2020, with four counts of forgery, forgery, fraud and forgery, punishable under section 6, 8 (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud. and Other Fraud-Related Offenses Act, 2006 and penalized under section 1 (3) of the same evening act.

 

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