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EFCC arrests own staff ‘bribed’ by lawmaker.

EFCC arrests own staff 'bribed' by lawmaker.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it has arrested one of its operatives for allegedly collecting a N15 million bribe.
The commission said in a statement on Friday that Uzodinma Agbazue, a deputy detective superintendent, was arrested on Thursday for "offences bordering on criminal conspiracy and extortion".
Mr. Agbazue was arrested following a complaint by a lawmaker currently under investigation by the Commission, the statement signed by the commission's spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said.
The lawmaker alleged that the EFCC detective collected N15 million from him with a promise to compromise the investigation.
According to the complainant, Mr. Agbazue allegedly approached him, claiming he had been mandated by the officer handling the case to discuss and reach an agreement on how to "kill the case", the statement said.
"Following the approach, a sum of N15 million was given to Agbazue whose game plan collapsed after the Investigating officer, who was ignorant of his scheme, refused to do his bidding," Mr. Uwujaren said.

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