The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a member of the House of Representatives representing Bauchi Federal Constituency, Hon Aliyu Gebi over N173million fraud.
Hon Aliyu Gebi
According to a source, Hon Aliyu Gebi who obtained the amount from four different sources with false pretences was detained this morning following an invitation he got from the commission.
The source further revealed that Gebi obtained N60 million as loan from one Chinedu Iloabachie ostensibly to pursue his political aspirations with a promise to return the money to his benefactor as soon as he was elected a law maker. After his election, the lawmaker failed to fulfil his promise to refund the money. Six different cheques he issued to Iloabachie were returned unpaid, owing to insufficient fund in his account.
All the cheques issued by Gebi as payment for the loan were returned unpaid.
Gebi, also allegedly obtained N16 million from Senator Ahmed Zanah under the pretext of helping him to buy the foreign exchange equivalent from the Central Bank of Nigeria at official rate. He neither bought the forex nor refund the money to the senator.
He equally converted a sum of N50million obtained from one Aliyu Habeeb to own use. Habeeb allegedly paid the money as deposit for a house he wanted to buy from Gebi. He neither got the house nor has the lawmaker agreed to refund his deposit.
Gebi who has a case also relating to fraud is currently being investigated at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) headquarters.
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