Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a 32-year previous Boniface Oburuku for stealing a purse at an occasion organised by the fee.
The bag belonged to a global visitor from the Republic of Mauritius.
He stole the bag on the ceremony which was attended by President Muhammadu Buhari and different worldwide dignitaries.
According to a press release by the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Dele Oyewale, “The bag contained the feminine sufferer’s two Samsung cellphones, a global passport, United States Dollars, Nigerian and Mauritian currencies.
The assertion mentioned: “Oburuku dedicated the crime on June 11, 2019 at an occasion organised by the EFCC to mark the 12 months’s National Democracy Day and Anti-Corruption Summit at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, which had in attendance, President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian safety chiefs, revered residents and international leaders.”
”For over one 12 months, the suspect has been on the Commission’s watch checklist and was ultimately arrested in Lagos few days in the past.
Narrating how the suspect was tracked down, the workforce chief, Counter-Terrorism and General Investigations Unit of the EFCC, mentioned the Commission swung into motion by way of intelligence on the suspect all around the nation, which confirmed that he was continuously on the transfer, from Mpape space of the FCT to Jabi and later to Gwagwalada, all within the FCT.
“Investigations additionally revealed that, to breach safety on the day’s occasion, Oburuku dressed well in a black swimsuit and claimed to be of the Department of State Security (DSS) and was allowed entry into the venue by safety brokers on responsibility with out presentation of an invitation.
“While confessing to the crime, Oburuku apologized to President Buhari, the EFCC and his Mauritian sufferer. He known as on others who’re into fraudulent and prison actions to show a brand new leaf.”
”He would quickly be charged to courtroom.”