Anti-crimes commission arrests ‘pilot’ for N1billion fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) have arrested Captain Nuhu Haruna for an alleged criminal breach of trust to the tune of N1,020,000.000, following a petitioner alleged that sometime in December 2023, he was introduced to the suspect for the purpose of a foreign exchange transaction involving the said amount

Penpushing reports that Head, Media and Publicity of the Commission, Dele Oyewale in a statement disclosed that the petitioner said he allegedly paid the money into the suspect’s account who claimed to be a pilot, to offer him its dollar equivalent.

The statement added that the victim explained that the suspect furnished him with evidence of payments made which turned out to be false as he never received the dollar equivalent, stressing that preliminary investigation showed that Haruna, allegedly diverted the money for his personal use by buying properties and vehicles which he intended to use for the start-up of his alleged airline company, Air Unity Aviation Services.

Penpushing further reports that Oyewale in the statement said landed property purchased at N155,000,000 and another purchased at N350,000.000, three 18 -seater Toyota Hiace buses imprinted with the logo of Air Unity Aviation Services and four exotic cars were traced to the suspect.

The Head, Media and Publicity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the statement said the suspect was arrested in Kaduna, adding that acclaimed pilot would be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations

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