The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Fidelis Poor, a member of a syndicate who allegedly defrauded a first Class Traditional Ruler in Kwara State, His Royal Highness Idris Sero Abubakar, to the tune of N33,399,999.00 Million naira .
In a statement by the EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren said Fidelis, 30, who hails from Stwue in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State alongside other suspects (still at large) allegedly conspired to swindle the monarch on the guise that he had a container of goods meant to be used for the development of Okuta community to be cleared at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja.
HRH Idris Abubakar, who is the Emir of Okuta in Baruten Local Government Area of the State, was a former member of the House of Representatives.
In a petition dated November 30, 2021, the Emir alleged that a group of fraudsters who operate as syndicate called him on phone sometime last year that he had a container to clear in Abuja and requested for the said amount for clearance.
The statement said the syndicate provided different accounts for him to pay ‘the money for the clearance of the goods’, one of which included that of Fidelis Poor.
According to the statement the fraudsters thereafter asked Monach to call one “Evangelist Rose Marry Oni (JP)” for handing over of the container.
It said that efforts by the Monach , to get the goods delivered or recoup his money had been unsuccessful, hence he petitioned the EFCC.
The statement said the suspects will be arraigned before the court as soon as investigation are completed.