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Money Laundering: EFCC Arrests Dariye's Aide, Bank Manager

Posted by From Ahamefula Ogbu in Jos on 2005/12/06 | Views: 873 |

Money Laundering: EFCC Arrests Dariye's Aide, Bank Manager


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission last night in Jos, Plateau State capital, swooped on some of the people who it alleged assisted Governor Joshua Dariye to launder money and arrested Ms. Cristabel Bentu and the Jos Area Manager of Intercontinental Bank Plc. one Mr. Usman.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission last night in Jos, Plateau State capital, swooped on some of the people who it alleged assisted Governor Joshua Dariye to launder money and arrested Ms. Cristabel Bentu and the Jos Area Manager of Intercontinental Bank Plc. one Mr. Usman.

The duo are said to be cooling their heels in the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Headquarters in Jos where the team from Abuja has kept them.

Ms. Bentu was referred to in the EFCC document sent to the State House of Assembly as an "Assistant to Dariye" though no schedule could be traced to her portfolio.

She was alleged to have been in London when the Metropolitan police arrested him and the Governor before they found their ways back to the country in circumstances the London police is yet to explain.

The man who led the operation where Bentu and Usman fell into the EFCC dragnet is said to be one Superintendent of Police Mr. Illya also from Abuja office of the EFCC.

As at press time, the house of Bentu in the highbrow are of Rayfield was cordoned off by security personnel who did not allow entry or exit of anybody.
The EFCC had earlier listed Dariye's aids under their wanted list as Shem Yemte Damisa, Nuhu Ali Madaki, Y.B.Peslang, Silas Vongbut, F.D Bakfur, Mrs. Rose Wannang, M.D.Dalughut, A.D. Molwus Christabel Narin Bentu, Haruna Daniel and Daniel Dariye among others.

Although Usmans' name was not on the wanted list, the bank was said to have been extensively used by the governor in the said transactions that led to the present trouble.

THISDAY learnt that man hunt for the remaining people on the list is on-going as any of them signed by the team in charge of the case would be arrested.
Information Commissioner of the State, Mr. Yakubu Datti had alleged that the EFCC was being used to shut down the state by the opponents to the Dariye administration.


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Actually translates to bravehearted.