The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has arrested two officials of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) identified as Emmanuel Oluwaniyi, a Deputy Controller and Hemeson Edson Edwin over their Action that allowed an inmate Hope Olusegun Aroke to perpetrate $1million Dollar Fraud From Prison
The duo who were Deputy Comptrollers of Nigerian Correctional Service were allegedly giving exaggerated medical reports that warranted a convicted internet fraudster, who is serving a 24-year jail term, being given a referral to be treated outside the facility.
Recall Urban Express News Online earlier quoted the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission Ibrahim Magu in a report accusing some medical personnel of connivance with suspects in giving fictitious medical reports in other to frustrate trails
Statement from the anti-graft commission stated that the first suspect, Oluwaniyi, who is the Controller, Kirikiri Maximum Prison, as well as the second suspect, Edwin, who is in charge of the medical facility, were arrested on Monday, November 25, 2019.
Aroke, also known as H.Money had masterminded a mega scam to the tune of over $1m scam, from prison, using a network of accomplices.
Aroke was said to be one of the two Malaysia-based Nigerian undergraduate fraudsters arrested by the EFCC towards the end of 2012 at the 1004 Housing Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos, following a tip-off.
Aroke, who hails from Okene In Kogi State, had claimed to be a student of Computer Science at the Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University, Malaysia.
The commission stated, “When Aroke was arrested, a search conducted by EFCC operatives on his apartment led to the recovery of several items such as laptops, iPad, traveling documents, cheque books, flash drives, internet modem, and three exotic cars – a Mercedes Benz Jeep, One 4Matic Mercedes Benz Car and a Range Rover Sport SUV.
“He was convicted by Justice Lateefa Okunnu of a Lagos High Court, Ikeja on two count-charge of obtaining money by false pretence, cheque cloning, wire transfer and forgery.