The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one Roberts Obuoha, a Director in Project Management Department of the Niger Delta Development Commission, for bribery.
The EFCC said in a statement that the suspect was under investigation by the commission and was invited to write a statement in a case of contract splitting and inflation.
However, he was subsequently arrested while allegedly attempting to bribe the EFCC South-South Zonal Head, Mr. Ishaq Salihu, with N150, 000.
The suspect is alleged to have said that the money was meant for recharge cards and was not a bribe.
The statement added, “He was quizzed and offered administrative bail, but when he reported the next day to perfect his bail, he went to the zonal head’s office and offered him the sum of N150, 000 to buy recharge cards.
“The suspect claimed that he offered the said money to Salihu in order to build a good relationship with him. The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.”