EFCC Nabs 3 FAAN Staff In N100million Furniture Scam

The EFCC has arrested a level six accounts officer at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Christy Olabode, for an alleged fraud of N100 million. According to a statement from Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the commission`s Head of Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Friday, the arrest was made on Aug. 2.

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The statement said that also arrested were her younger brother, Abdul-Shehu Obaze, of the commercial department of FAAN in Ilorin and Dominic Ojo, an IT officer at the headquarters in Lagos. It said the arrest followed an anonymous petition, which indicated that she allegedly diverted the said sum by inserting names of non-FAAN staff into its payroll. The statement said she allegedly conspired with Obaze, who was found to have maintained not less than eight accounts in seven new generation banks to perpetrate the fraud.

The statement added that the banks were used to receive the funds for onward distribution to some high ranking officers in FAAN.

“The funds were being paid into his various bank accounts with the narrative, Furniture Allowance. “However, while the allowance for FAAN’s furniture is usually paid once in three years, Obaze received the allowance several times in a year,’’ the statement said. It added that investigations by the EFCC revealed that the fraud had gone on since 2013. It further added that the investigations unearthed a payroll with names of many dead, retired and disengaged staff of FAAN listed against Obaze’s different bank accounts.”

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