BREAKING: EFCC Arrest the controller of Kirikiri Prison over ‘$1m scam involving ’Hope Aroke,
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Emmanuel Oluwaniyi, controller of Kirikiri Maximum Prison over his role in allowing Hope Aroke, a convicted internet fraudster, to receive treatment outside the prison, where he is serving a 24-year jail term.
Also arrested was Hemeson Edwin, head of the medical center at Kirikiri Prison, who allegedly gave exaggerated medical reports that warranted the referral for Aroke to be treated outside the facility.
In a statement, Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the anti-graft agency, said the duo were arrested on Monday.
“The suspects have given useful information to the Commission about their alleged involvement in the crime,” Uwujaren said.
“Aroke, also known as H.Money, had masterminded a mega scam to the tune of over $1m scam. He committed the alleged crime from prison, using a network of accomplices.
“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.”
BREAKING: EFCC Arrested the controller of Kirikiri Prison over ‘$1m scam involving ’Hope Aroke,