From James Ojo, Abuja
One of the cells used by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was yesterday attacked by armed bandits in the nation’s capital, Abuja. The armed bandits also left an imprint.
According to EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, a major security breach was recorded at the office located at Wuse Zone 7, Abuja.
The group of heavily armed bandits, he explained, invaded the office at about 05.00 hours and began shooting into the premises, damaging vehicles parked in the premises in the process.
However, the attack was repelled by guards on duty.
Uwujaren noted that the hoodlums escaped in a getaway vehicle, but not without leaving a message; a white envelope dropped by the fleeing attackers was found to contain a death threat addressed to Ishaku Sharu, a senior investigator with the Commission.
“Ishaku, who heads the Foreign Exchange Malpractices Fraud Section, is in charge of corruption investigation involving several politically exposed persons and retired military brass hats.”
The attack on the Zone 7 office, which houses the Commission’s AMCON Desk, Procurement Fraud and Foreign Exchange Malpractices Sections, is coming few weeks after another investigator, Austin Okwor, was shot and wounded by unknown assailants in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Meanwhile, Uwujaren said the latest incident has been reported to the police for investigation.