Vanguard (Lagos)

20 December 2012

Nigeria: EFCC Declares Former Governor Audu of Kogi Wanted

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Former Governor Abubakar Audu.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Thursday, declared former governor of Kogi State, Abubakar Audu wanted for offences bordering on conspiracy, stealing and misappropriation of public fund.

The action followed the failure of the suspect to respond to invitation by the anti- graft agency.

Attempt by the EFCC to arrest Audu at his 32, Sulaiman Barau Street, Asokoro, Abuja residence on December 11, 2012 failed as he allegedly evaded arrest.

In a statement signed by the Ag. Head, Media & Publicity, EFCC ,Wilson Uwujaren, The former governor was alleged to have fraudulently enriched himself to the tune of over N4 billion while he held sway as governor of Kogi State between 1999 and 2003.

The move to arrest the him followed a Supreme Court ruling of November 23, 2012, which dismissed the ex-governor's appeal to continue to protract his corruption trial by EFCC.

The Commission however, implored any one with useful information about the whereabouts of the suspect to notify its offices across the country or report at the nearest police station.

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