Former presidential aspirant declared wanted by EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission have declared Emmanuel Osita
Okereke wanted. Emmanuel Osita Okereke
was the former presidential aspirant on the
platform of the Nigeria Liberation Party
(NLP) and he’s been wanted for jumping
bail.Emmanuel is also the Director-General
of the National Task Force to Combat Illegal
Importation of Small Arms, Ammunition and
Light Weapons, (NATFORCE)
A statement by the EFCC spokesperson,
Wilson Uwujaren,states that the former
presidential aspirant was being prosecuted
on six-counts of impersonation, forgery and
obtaining by false pretence. He 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”.
One of the charges read against him:
“That you Osita Okereke and Ishmael
Chinyere Nwogu sometime in March,
2010 in Abuja within the judicial
Division of the High Court of the
Federal Capital Territory knowingly
had in your possession a forged
document titled ‘RESTRICTED, FEDERAL
REPBLIC OF NIGERIA, NATIONAL TASK
FORCE’ with intent to defraud,
fraudulently used same as genuine to
induce the public to believe that your
organization is an agency of the
Federal Government of Nigeria and
consequently remitted the aggregate
sum of N1,145,000 to you through
First Bank account number
3066173170 and thereby committed
an offence and punishable under
section 368 of the Penal Code Act Cap
532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria
(Abuja).”
Justice Tukur had granted the request of his
counsel, Kanayo Okofar, requesting that he
be granted bail.
Okereke, who was arrested with several
incriminating items, including bullet proof
vests, has however, jumped bail.
He allegedly operates a syndicate, which
maintains offices across the country,
defrauding unsuspecting members of 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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