By Soni Daniel
ABUJA — A gubernatorial aspirant in Bauchi State, Abdulahi Usman Adamu, alias Dan China, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly obtaining $500,000 from a Chinese company, Shengjia International (HK) Limited, by false pretence.
According to the commission, the suspect obtained the sum from the Chinese firm as part payment for the supply of 3000 metric tons of lead ore but failed to deliver.
Operatives of the agency, acting on a petition by the Economic and Commercial Counsellor’s Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, invited the suspect for questioning but he failed to honour the invitation.
The suspect is currently on the run as efforts to track him, including several visits to his home in Narabi, Bauchi, proved futile.
In a statement signed by its Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, the commission enjoined anyone with useful information on the suspect’s whereabouts to contact its head office in Wuse 2, Abuja or zonal offices in Gombe, Kano, Enugu, Port Harcourt and Lagos or the nearest police station.
His last known address, according to EFCC, was 1, Sabon Gari, Narabi, in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
In the same vein, a banker, Godswill Oyegwa Oyoyou, an Information Technology staff of a new generation bank is also wanted by the EFCC in a case of fraud involving N6.28 billion.
Godswill allegedly conspired with some scammers and obtained the sum from his bank after hacking into the bank’s database.
The 38-year- old is from Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State.