The Borno State Zonal Office of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) said they have arrested two of her Staff , Detective Assistant Habila Dungji Buba and his girlfriend Keron Ayuba Lapips , an undergraduate of University of Maiduguri , and one Bashir Muhammad, a police Sergeant deployed to the Commission over theft of case file in an attempt to scuttle justice.
Briefing newsmen in Maiduguri on Wednesday, Mr. Aliyu Ado Aliyu , the EFCC Zonal Head for Maiduguri stated the suspects are currently at the EFCC detention facility awaiting prosecution after thorough investigation is concluded.
Mr. Aliyu also informed that the zonal office has secured two convictions including many recoveries in month of January , adding that “internal checks have also been weeding out the bad eggs within the Commission’s Staff.
Mr. Aliyu while narrating how the suspects were arrested said: ” on Friday the 19th of January , 2017 , this zonal office got information from one of its suspects under investigation that someone posing as a Staff of the commission intimated him on phone about a case under investigation involving him and which the alleged imposter promised to avail him with the original casefile on condition for payment of an amount of money.
” The commission then detailed a team of operatives to investigate the matter. During investigation, a Staff of the Commission , one Detective Assistant Habila Dungji Buba and his girlfriend, Keron Ayuba Lapips, an undergraduate of the University of Maiduguri were arrested while trying to make an exchange of the said casefile reported in the matter.
” The said Detective Assistant then revealed to the team of investigators one Sgt Bashir Muhammad, a police officer attached to the Maiduguri zonal office, as the person who gave him the said casefile and also guided him on how to carry out the exchange successfully, on the grounds of helping him secure money to buy a car for which he had earlier informed the said sergeant of his need and also of his financial incapacity.”
He said investigation into the matter is still ongoing and more facts are expected soon, adding that “the public is hereby urged to report to any of its Office , demands for anything by any Person(s) regarding information on its cases as means of interfering with the investigation.
” The fight against corruption is a collective responsibility, everybody is a partner. Let’s join hands and fight corruption”, Mr Aliyu said