EFCC arrests Controller of Kirikiri Prison over $1m fraud

The Controller of Kirikiri Maximum prison, Emmanuel Oluwaniyi, was arrested by the EFCC for allowing convicted Internet fraudsters, Hope Aroke medical treatment outside the prison facility.

The anti-graft agency alleged that Aroke masterminded a million-dollar fraud while in prison custody.

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This was revealed in a statement by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren; he said the head of the medical center at Kirikiri Prison, Hemeson Edwin, was also arrested for falsifying medical reports that led to the referral of convicted Aroke to medical treatment outside the prison facility.

Uwujaren further said 

The suspects have given useful information to the Commission about their alleged involvement in the crime. 

EFCC arrests Controller of Kirikiri Prison over $1m fraud

Aroke was one of the two Malaysia-based Nigerian undergraduate fraudsters arrested by the EFCC towards the end of 2012 at the 1004 Housing Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos, following a tip-off.

When Aroke was arrested, a search conducted by EFCC operatives on his apartment led to the recovery of several items such as laptops, iPad, traveling documents, checkbooks, flash drives, internet modem, and three exotic cars – Mercedes Benz Jeep, One 4Matic Mercedes Benz Car, and a Range Rover Sport SUV.

He was eventually convicted by Justice Lateefa Okunnu of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, on two counts of obtaining money by pretense, cheque cloning, wire transfer, and forgery. 

He was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment on each of the two.

Broke is eligible to be released in 2036

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