Enugu state Police Command has declared one Chidi Akabuogu wanted for allegedly forging and defrauding the Enugu state government of N5, 345,684 through contract inflation.
The Command announced this in a statement issued yesterday by its Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Ebere Amaraizu.
The statement said: “The suspected Akabuogu was allegedly contracted by the state government to procure three mechanised road sweepers; 1,049,100 litres size of waste bins and Ros Roca refuse compactor trucks to be used by the Ministry of Environment in which the suspect allegedly forged some of the documents and inflated custom duties and defrauded the state government.”
The police explained that issuance of a warrant of arrest on the Anambra-born who lives at No 2 Theresa Akabuogu Street off Ekweremadu Road, Independence Layout, Enugu, became necessary following the disappearance after he feigned the he was sick and was hospitalised.
“To this end, the state command of the Nigeria police Force is requesting anyone with useful information about how the suspect can be tracked to report to the state criminal and investigations Department Enugu or any nearest police station.
“He is five feet eight inches and about 44 years old and dark in complexion. His alleged company name is Steinberg Limited located also in his residence at Independence Layout.”