EFCC declares ex-rep wanted over alleged N280m fraud

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Wednesday declared a former member of the House of Representatives, Chief Gbineje Obukowho Napoleon wanted over alleged criminal breach of trust and illegal diversion of funds.

A statement by EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said that the former lawmaker who represented Uvwie, Sapele and Okpe Federal Constituency of Delta State allegedly committed the offences between 2003 and 2007 bordering on breach of trust and illegal diversion of funds to the tune of N281, 280, 000.00 (two hundred and eighty one million, two hundred and eighty thousand naira only).

Uwujaren explained that Napoleon was declared wanted because he “repeatedly failed to respond to invitations by the anti-graft agency and has gone under ground to evade arrest.”

He said, “the 46 year-old suspect is light complexioned and speaks Urhobo and English Languages fluently. His last known address was: Plot 1 Ogumbo Road, Olonkonla Close, near Aja, Lagos (Residential) and No. 23A Otumba Adeleke Adeshina Street, Lekki Phase 11, Victoria Island, Lagos (Business).

“The Commission implores any one having useful information about the whereabouts of the suspect to notify its offices in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Lagos, Kano and Enugu or report at the nearest police station.”