“How We Overpowered Thugs of Innoson Motors CEO Before Arresting Him” – EFCC Reveals

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“How We Overpowered Thugs of Innoson Motors CEO Before Arresting Him” – EFCC Reveals


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed that its operatives were confronted and rough handled by hired thugs when it attempted to arrest owner of Nigeria’s only vehicular manufacturing company, Innoson Motors, Mr Innocent Chukwuma in his Enugu mansion.

It will be recalled that BlackBox Nigeria had reported the arrest of Mr Chukwuma early Tuesday by the EFCC and also the protest that followed immediately he was whisked away. It was learnt that his arrest was in connection with issues relating to a loan he got from the Guaranty Trust Bank plc, his creditors.

The agency alleged that rather than honouring a civil invitation, the businessman hired truckloads of thugs who pretended to be staff of his company and barred agents of the Commission from accessing the residence of their boss. It added that it took the intervention of reinforcement from it’s Enugu Office before the crowd was overpowered.

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In a statement by the anti graft agency spokesperson, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC alleged that the Innoson Motors boss mobilised thugs who “manhandled EFCC operatives”.

He said the anti-graft agency decided to arrest the industrialist after he refused to honour several invitations.

He (Chukwuma) was picked up at about 11am at his Savage Crescent, GRA Enugu residence on Tuesday, December 19, 2017,” the statement read.

“His arrest followed his refusal to honour invitation by the commission having earlier jumped an administrative bail granted him in a case being investigated by the Capital Market and Insurance Fraud Unit of the commission’s Lagos office.

“Chukwuma, rather than honour the invitation by the EFCC, mobilised six truckloads of thugs pretending to be staff of his company to his residence, where they manhandled EFCC operatives.

“It took reinforcement from the Enugu office of the EFCC to arrest the industrialist who is currently being grilled by a team of investigators.

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