Former Presidential Aspirant Declared Wanted By EFCC



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have declared Emmanuel Osita Okereke wanted. Emmanuel Osita Okereke was the former presidential aspirant on the platform of the Nigeria Liberation Party (NLP) and he’s been wanted for jumping bail.

Emmanuel is also the Director-General of the National Task Force to Combat Illegal Importation of Small Arms, Ammunition and Light Weapons, (NATFORCE)

A statement by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren,states that the former presidential aspirant was being prosecuted on six-counts of impersonation, forgery and obtaining by false pretence.

He was arraigned on November 21, 2013, before Justice J. Y. Tukur, of the FCT High Court, Apo, Abuja, for allegedly forging a document of the Federal Government, titled: “Restricted, Federal Government of Nigeria, National Task Force”.

One of the charges read against him:

“That you Osita Okereke and Ishmael Chinyere Nwogu sometime in March, 2010 in Abuja within the judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory knowingly had in your possession a forged document titled ‘RESTRICTED, FEDERAL REPBLIC OF NIGERIA, NATIONAL TASK FORCE’ with intent to defraud, fraudulently used same as genuine to induce the public to believe that your organization is an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria and consequently remitted the aggregate sum of N1,145,000 to you through First Bank account number 3066173170 and thereby committed an offence and punishable under section 368 of the Penal Code Act Cap 532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja).”

Justice Tukur had granted the request of his counsel, Kanayo Okofar, requesting that he be granted bail.

Okereke, who was arrested with several incriminating items, including bullet proof vests, has however, jumped bail.

He allegedly operates a syndicate, which maintains offices across the country, defrauding unsuspecting members of the public, by selling recruitment forms for N5,000 in the guise that they would be offered job by the federal government.

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