…. suspects collected bribe from Chinese for Kaduna road contract
The police has apprehended two members of a fraudulent gang after they allegedly paraded themselves as officials of the Kaduna State Government to commit fraud.
The suspects are Adamu Garuba, who impersonated a lawmaker in the state and his sister-in-law, Rita Waziri, who acted as the Commissioner for Works.
They reportedly connived with one Mayowa to swindle a Chinese seeking award of a road contract in the state out of N29.6m.
City Round learnt that Mayowa had approached the victim identified as Su at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, in July 2018, telling him that the Kaduna State Government was searching for contractors to rehabilitate a 14-kilometre road in the Kagoro area of the state.
“The sum of N28m was collected from Su after negotiation of the contract and a fake contract letter was issued to him. Few months after, he became suspicious of the deal and contacted Garuba demanding a refund,” a police source said.
Su was said to have petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who directed operatives of the Intelligence Response Team led by DCP Abba Kyari, to track down the suspects.
It was learnt that the team arrested Waziri recently and she led them to Garuba.
Waziri, a trader, said she thought she was assisting her brother-in-law without knowing that she was committing a crime.
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