Wike’s presidential ambition suffers setback

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike
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The ambition of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to fly the Peoples Democratic Party”s flag in the 2023 election suffered a setback on Sunday as thr Economic and Financial Crimes Commission declared four of his aides wanted over the alleged disappearance of the hefty sum of N117 billion from the coffers of the state government.

N117bn fraud: Trouble for Wike as EFCC declares four aides wanted
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Wike has been campaigning vigorously and making huge cash donations to different groups in the country in futherance of his ambition.

A statement by the commission reads: “The public is hereby notified that the persons whose photographs appear in this alert are wanted by the EFCC.

Fubara Siminayi, Harrisonba Bessi Princewill, Lekia V. Bukpor and Dagogo Rodderick Abere, officials of the Rivers State Government, are wanted in a case of criminal conspiracy, money laundering , misappropriation of public funds and abuse of office to the tune of N117billion.

N117bn fraud: Trouble for Wike as EFCC declares four aides wanted

The suspects, in their capacity as signatories to the Rivers State Government account, are alleged to have acted as proxies to several government officials, conspired and fraudulently withdrew and diverted the sum between 2015 and 2018.

Fubara, Director of Finance of the Rivers State Government, is 43 years old and dark in complexion. His last known address is No. 12 Endless Street, Elitor Woji Town, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

N117bn fraud: Trouble for Wike as EFCC declares four aides wanted

Harrisonba, a cashier, is 58 years old and dark in complexion. Her last known address is No. 34 Post Office Road, Woji, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Lekia is 61 years old and dark in complexion. His last known address is Ministry of Finance, Block C, 1st Floor, Rivers State Secretariat Complex, Port Harcourt.

N117bn fraud: Trouble for Wike as EFCC declares four aides wanted

Dagogo is 58 years old and dark in complexion. His last known address is Ministry of Finance, Block C, 1st Floor, Rivers State Secretariat Complex, Port Harcourt.

The suspects hail from Rivers State.

N117bn fraud: Trouble for Wike as EFCC declares four aides wanted

Anybody having useful information as to their whereabouts should contact the Commission in its Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Gombe, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Maiduguri and Abuja offices or through these numbers: 0809 3322 644 (0809 EFCC NIG), 08183322644 (0818 EFCC NIG); its e-mail address: [email protected] or the nearest Police Station and other security agencies.”