EFCC Declares Niger Republic Businessman Wanted For Money Laundering

A Niger Republic Citizen identified as Aboubakar Hima has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for a case of criminal conspiracy, contract scam, misappropriation of public fund and money laundering.

Tony Orillade, acting Head Media and Publicity of the commission, said “the man is accused of series fraud tune of over 394 million dollars, 9.9 million pounds and N369 million.”

He further stated that, the suspect who is the Chief Executive Officer of Societe D`Equipment Internationaux, SEI, is alleged to have received the sum for the purchase of equipment for the Nigerian Military. He however added that “investigations have revealed discrepancies in the supply of the equipment”

The report said, Hima failed to honour the commission`s invitation and was currently evading investigation, thus the need to declare him wanted.

Orillade said that “ Aboubakar Hima is a 46- years old Nigerien citizen. He can speak Hausa and French languages fluently but has limited English proficiency. His last known apartment is Block A, Flat 3, No.5 Sapele street, Garki II, Abuja”

He solicited that anyone with useful information about his whereabouts should contact the commission in any of its offices nationwide or through this phone number 08093322644 or any nearest police station and other security agencies.

A source told HumAngle that five villas belonging to the Nigerien businessman, including villas located in Chic District of Maitama Abuja, were seized by EFCC.

The source said several bank accounts belonging to the businessman were also frozen.

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