Thursday, 21 February 2013
Nollywood Actor RMD Embezelled N50million - EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently in search of Nollywood actor and Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Richard Mofe Damijo, a.k.a. RMD, for the embezzlement of N50 million from the State Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Acting General Manager of Delta State Tourism Board Philo Nkem Ajufo has been detained in Abuja for her involvement in the financial scheme.
According to reports, she is being questioned for conniving with her boss, RMD, to embezzle N50 million.
EFCC confirmed Philo’s arrest and stated: “As we talk, the Delta State Tourism GM, one Mrs. Nkem Ajufo, is been held in our headquarters here in Abuja over her involvement in the N50 million fraud. Her boss, Mr. Richard Mofe Damijo, is not left out but as we speak he is still avoiding us.”
Last week, 2 sources from the State Ministry of Culture and Tourism has confirmed that a letter from EFCC has been delivered to Philo inviting her to appear to their headquarters.
She was also asked to bring the documents that are relevant to the issue.
It was discovered that the embezzled N50 million was meant for the purported 2007 Delta Expo.
According to sources, RMD was building himself an underground edifice in Lagos and was using political contacts in Abuja and Delta to wash his hands off the huge scam.
According to Sahara Reporters, RMD denied knowledge about the money during the budget defense procedure.
They have also discovered that RMD issued a check to the tourism board under name of Philo Afujo. After that, she deposited the money to her First Bank account with the account number 3006131619 and account name Nkem Philo Afujo.