EFCC nabs lawyer for allegedly stealing N15.7m client won in court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a legal practitioner, Bardi Robert.

The lawyer was arrested on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, in a statement on Thursday, said the suspect allegedly eloped with funds awarded by Rivers State High Court.

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Robert is accused of collecting the money on behalf of his client, Igwe Ugochukwu, and “converted to personal use”.

He allegedly received the judgment fund in three tranches – N10,000,000, N737,187, and N4,975,000.

EFCC alerted that the alleged accomplice, Obinna Friday Egwom, is still at large.

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“The suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded”, the commission added.

EFCC nabs lawyer for allegedly stealing N15.7m client won in court

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