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Top NSCDC official in multimillion naira fraud scandal

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A Deputy Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Edike Mboutidem Akpan, is currently involved in an alleged N26.7 million fraud scandal.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Akpan, who has been charged to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, sitting in Kwali, by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), used a private real estate company, Danemy Nigeria Limited, to defraud land subscribers.

In a statement on Thursday, the spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Mrs Azuka Ogugua, stated that Akpan was arraigned on a 17-count charge before Justice Venchak Simon Gaba.

According to Ogugua, the charge sheet revealed that between 2010 and 2015, the accused tricked many subscribers with the claim of being in partnership with NSCDC, to pay various sums of money for plots of land both in Karshi, Nasarawa State, and Sabon Lugbe Extension, Airport Road, Abuja, which were never allocated to them.

This newspaper learned that the accused pleaded “not guilty”.

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