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EFCC arrests FAAN official over N100m salary scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one Christy Olabode, a level six officer of the Accounts Department at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, for an alleged fraud to the tune of N100m.

The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, that her younger brother, Abdul-Shehu Obaze, an employee of the Commercial Department of FAAN in Ilorin, Kwara State, and Dominic Ojo, an IT officer at FAAN headquarters, Lagos, were also arrested for their alleged role in the scam.

According to the anti-graft agency, Olabode’s arrest was sequel to an anonymous petition, which indicated that she allegedly diverted the said sum, by inserting names of non-FAAN employees including dead and retired ones into its payroll. She allegedly conspired with Obaze, to perpetrate the fraud


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