EFCC Arrests Gombe SEMA Official for Theft


BySegun Awofadeji in Gombe

Operatives of the Gombe zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested the Secretary to Gombe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr. Danlami Arab Rukuje, for alleged involvement in the diversion of materials meant for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

THISDAY checks revealed that his arrest followed a tip-off received by the Intelligence and Special Operations Section (ISOS) of the office.

The materials, which include cans of paints and bags of cement and other building materials donated to the state by the Presidential Committee on the North-east Initiatives (PCNI), never made it to the IDP camps.

Investigations revealed that they were, instead, diverted to other areas such as markets for sale.

A team of operatives acting on the information immediately swung into action and located shops where the materials were being sold.

Details later…