Officials of Nigeria Correctional Service are in Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s net over their alleged involvement in the incident that allowed an inmate, Hope Olusegun Aroke to perpetrate one million dollar fraud from prison.
Those arrested are the duo of Emmanuel Oluwaniyi, a Deputy Controller, DC, Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS, and Hemeson Edson Edwin, also a DC, for allegedly giving exaggerated medical reports that warranted a convicted internet fraudster, who is serving a 24-year jail term, being given a referral to be treated outside the facility.
According to a statement from the EFCC the first suspect, Oluwaniyi, who is the Controller, Kirikiri Maximum Prison, as well as the second suspect, Edwin, who is in charge of the medical facility, were arrested on Monday, November 25, 2019.
Aroke, also known as H.Money, had masterminded a mega scam to the tune of over $1m scam.
He committed the alleged crime from prison, using a network of accomplices.
Aroke was one of the two Malaysia-based Nigerian undergraduate fraudsters arrested by the EFCC towards the end of 2012 at the 1004 Housing Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos, following a tip-off.
Aroke, who hails from Okene In Kogi State, had claimed to be a student of Computer Science at the Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University, Malaysia.