EFCC agent in trouble for allegedly accepting N15m bribe | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Uzodinma Agbazue, a Deputy Detective Superintendent of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has been arrested for allegedly receiving a N15m bribe from a lawmaker who is currently under EFCC investigation.


The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, that the suspect was arrested on September 15, 2016 following an allegation by a lawmaker that the operative collected N15m from him with a promise to give him soft landing by compromising the investigation.

According to the complainant, 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 added, “Following the approach, a sum of N15m was given to Agbazue whose game plan collapsed after the Investigating officer, who was ignorant of his scheme, refused to do his bidding.

“With the investigation gathering increased momentum after parting with the hefty sum, the complainant became uncomfortable and demanded a refund. The complainant stated that, when he requested for the refund of his money, Agbazue only returned N5m claiming that the balance of N10m had been given to someone to kill the case from the top.”

According to the anti-graft agency, the complainant also alleged that the suspect collected N1m at a different time as assistance for settlement of his wife’s medical bill.

“Agbazue’s action is in contravention of the commission’s mandate and ideals as the EFCC will not solicit or accept gratification from a suspect to compromise a case under investigation. The suspect will be subjected to administrative action as precursor to possible prosecution at the end of the investigation,” the statement read.

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  1. This IYC is funny but I'm not surprised. Bribery is not corruption. In fact,in IYC stance,bribery is thank you. Hence, thank you is not corruption. Pls I'm waiting for my own $1m dollar thank you. Fools.

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    1. Why bringing in IYC...I didn't see where it was mentioned...or is it not the same news above we all read??

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  2. FOOL! What does IYC got to do with the subject? Are u sure u r sound upstairs?!

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  3. ...na now corruption wear Sokoto Babariga Bata and carve beard and moustache. Apc werepe change be that.
    Change dole!
    Hahahaha!

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    1. Am sure this isiaka is sick upstairs, if not u won't be attributing everything to apc. If u are tired of Nigeria u can go and commit suicide for are I care.

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  4. Corruption before dey operate well well nobody care. But now with CHANGE if you try am then go gbab you korokoro. APC change good oooo my people my people.

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  5. I can imagine how much Emperor of Akwa Ibom gave the former EFCC CEO.

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  6. Let no one be confused, corruption is endemic in our country in every aspect of the society. It is sad that some people are being hypocritical about it. Unless we acknowledge this basic fact and fashion out concrete ways of fighting it, we may as well continue to deceive ourselves. You can not begin to fight corruption with the existing mind set of Nigerians and the type of police force and judiciary we presently have!

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