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EFCC Apprehends ‘Pilot’ for N1bn Fraud in Kaduna

EFCC Apprehends 'Pilot' for N1bn Fraud in Kaduna

Operatives from the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have apprehended a suspect identified as Captain Nuhu Haruna over an alleged criminal breach of trust involving a staggering sum of N1,020,000,000 (One Billion, Twenty Million Naira).

The arrest stemmed from a complaint filed by a petitioner who disclosed that in December 2023, he engaged with the suspect for a foreign exchange transaction worth N1,020,000.00.

The petitioner purportedly transferred the funds to the suspect’s account with the expectation of receiving its equivalent in dollars. However, investigations revealed that the suspect provided falsified evidence of payment and failed to deliver the promised foreign currency.

EFCC Apprehends 'Pilot' for N1bn Fraud in Kaduna
Efcc Apprehends 'Pilot' For N1Bn Fraud In Kaduna 7

Preliminary findings unveiled that Haruna, purportedly posing as an airline captain, diverted the funds for personal gain, funnelling them into property acquisitions and vehicle purchases allegedly intended for his purported airline venture, Air Unity Aviation Services.

Among the assets traced to the suspect are a landed property valued at N155,000,000.00 and another at N350,000,000.

Additionally, authorities discovered three 18-seater Toyota Hiace buses bearing the Air Unity Aviation Services logo, alongside four luxury vehicles believed to be part of the suspect’s acquisitions.

Following ongoing investigations, Captain Nuhu Haruna will be prosecuted by the law. The EFCC remains committed to combating financial crimes and ensuring accountability within the nation’s financial systems.

EFCC disclosed this to the public through a statement published on Tuesday via their X microblog account.

In a related development, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has officially declared Leno Laitan Adesanya as wanted. Individuals possessing any pertinent information regarding their current location are urged to promptly reach out to the

The EFCC seeks public cooperation in apprehending Leno Laitan Adesanya to aid ongoing investigations. Citizens are encouraged to assist law enforcement agencies in ensuring accountability and combating financial crimes.

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