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Trio Arrested Over Alleged Fake Military Contracts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Dennis Baba Wdony, Wycliffe Midala, and Samuel Kayode Melaye for allegedly impersonating military officers and defrauding the public through fake contract awards. The arrest took place on Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

The suspects are accused of operating a three-man syndicate that advertised fraudulent bids for contracts supposedly issued by the office of the Chief of Defence Staff. The EFCC’s investigation revealed the group’s systematic approach to swindling unsuspecting victims.

The arrests were made following multiple petitions submitted to the EFCC detailing the syndicate’s activities. One petitioner reported losing N21 million to the alleged scam.

EFCC officials confirmed that the trio will face court proceedings once the investigations are complete.

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