Tuesday 24 February 2015

N1billion fraud, EFCC declares couple wanted

EFCC press statement

The public is hereby notified that Harry Agbenu Austin MD/CEO of Megarice Co-operative Society
Nigeria Limited located at Glass Plaza, Block B1, FCDA Quarters, Kubwa, Abuja and his wife Mary Agbenu Austin, a director of Megarice, whose photographs appear above, are wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with a case of criminal breach of trust, obtaining by false pretence and issuance of dud cheque to the tune of over one billion naira.

The couple allegedly used their company, Megarice, in operating a Cooperative society of over 400 members whose deposit amounted to over N800million. They were promised a ten percent monthly interest on their investments which never materialized. Also, the couple obtained a loan of a million naira from a new generation bank purportedly for importation and distribution of rice which they diverted for other purposes and also defaulted in repayment.

Dark complexioned Harry is 39 years old, and hails from Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue state. Mary, is 37 years old Gbagyi from Chukum LGA of Kaduna state. They speak Idoma, Gwari, English and Hausa language fluently.

Their last known address is No. 96 Road, House 14 Gwarimpa Estate, Abuja.

Anybody having useful information as to his whereabouts should contact the Commission in its Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Gombe, Port Harcourt and Abuja offices or through these numbers 09-4604620, 070-26350721,070-26350722,070-26350723,070-6350724, 070-26350725 ; its e-mail address: info@efccnigeria.org or the nearest Police Station and other security agencies.

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