Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have arrested a staff of the Federal Ministry of Environment in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Mr. Tariah O. Fred, over an alleged fraud.
A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said Fred allegedly headed a syndicate, which specialised in defrauding the public and corporate organisations, using the office of the Federal Controller of Environment in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
Uwujaren further disclosed that the suspect allegedly used the name The Controller, Federal Ministry of Environment, Yenagoa, to open an account with a New Generation Bank, while he and a co-accused, Mr. Education Zghadina, were signatories.
“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested one Tariah Otumba Fred, a staff of the Federal Ministry of Environment in Bayelsa State for allegedly being a serial fraudster.
“The suspect is alleged to have been involved in forgery, extortion, obtaining money under false pretence, impersonation and other fraudulent activities.