EFCC Declares Ex-Presidential Aspirant, Emmanuel Osita Okereke Wanted

The Director-General of the National Task Force to Combat Illegal Importation of Small Arms, Ammunition and Light Weapons, (NATFORCE), Emmanuel Osita Okereke, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for jumping bail.

Okereke was a former presidential aspirant on the platform of the Nigeria Liberation Party (NLP).

According to the EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the ex-presidential aspirant was being prosecuted on a six-count of impersonation, forgery and obtaining by false pretence.
He said the suspect was arraigned on November 21, 2013, before Justice J. Y. Tukur, of the FCT High Court, Apo, Abuja, for allegedly forging a document of the Federal Government, titled: “Restricted, Federal Government of Nigeria, National Task Force”.

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Uwujaren said: “He was alleged to have falsely held public offices as DG and director, FCT Command of National Task Force, through which with Ishmeal Chinyere Nwogu, he fraudulently obtained money from sale of employment forms.

“Okereke, who was arrested with several incriminating items, including bullet proof vests, however, jumped bail and is wanted by the EFCC.

“He allegedly operates a syndicate, which maintains offices across the country, defrauding the public by selling recruitment forms for N5, 000 in the guise that they would be offered job by the Federal Government.”

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