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Abuja big boy arrested by EFCC; loses mansion, filling station for failing to account for his wealth

The EFCC has seized a multi-million Naira filling station and a shopping complex from a man who described himself as a building engineer, Abdullahi Rilwan, for failing to explain where he got the money to buy the properties.

The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, that Rilwan was also arrested for offences bordering on operating a land racketeering syndicate, criminal conspiracy, unlawful possession of classified documents, obtaining by false pretences and money laundering.
According to EFCC, the big boy was first accosted in the Kuje Area Council of Abuja during a separate investigation into the $2.1bn arms procurement fraud.
Detectives were said to have visited the area to verify the ownership of several properties suspected to be proceeds of money laundering.

In the course of investigating the ownership of a filling station and a shopping complex both still under construction, located along Pegi Road in the Kuje Area Council, operatives gathered that Rilwan was in charge of the construction work.

The statement added, “Rilwan, who was subsequently engaged, denied ownership of the station but confirmed he was the engineer in charge of the construction work. He admitted to being the owner of the shopping complex. He also told operatives that he was the owner of two companies, Kaibo Oil and Gas and Kaibo Properties, but could not account for his source of wealth.

"A visit to his office revealed that he was involved in several shady and suspicious business deals."

It was learnt that the revelation made EFCC operatives to beam its searchlight on Rilwan’s business activities. On October 31, a search and arrest warrant was executed at his Kuje residence.

The statement added, “The search unearthed several implicating documents in his custody, many of which he uses to sell plots of land. Properties recovered from his residence in Kuje included letter-heads in the name of Kuje Area Council, allocating plots of land, an ‘Irrevocable Power of Attorney’ in favour of Air Commodore Bassey Inyang, a ‘Right of Occupancy’ document granted to Henryville Farms, Abuja, among other implicating documents.

“The filling station and the complex are currently under investigation and he would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”

8 comments:

  1. Toothless and bias efcc. They swiftly arrest ordinary men and cease their properties. What of those criminals (politicians) roaming the street freely when their ass should be in jail..

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  2. D crave to get money by all means in our sociaety today cud not be divorved from d fact that individuals are no more being held acountable for their source(s) of wealth. This is unafrican!

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  3. Only God knows where he must have gotten the money he used to establish those businesses

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  4. Good... What are doing to all these polithieves we have...ehn

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