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Nigerian Military in N157Billion Contract Scam.

Anti-Graft agents are out with a Wanted Person poster for a contractor who allegedly defrauded the Nigerian Military establishment in an equipment-supply contract worth over N157, 224, 313, 252.

According to the poster issued by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the suspect identified as Aboubakar Hima is wanted in a case of criminal conspiracy, contract scam, misappropriation of public funds, money laundering and fraud to the tune of over $394million (N152, 315, 803, 981), 9.9million (N4, 539, 509, 271) and N369million, adding up to over N157billion.

Tony Orilade, the EFCC spokesman further stated on the poster: “The suspect, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Societe D’Equipment Internationaux, SEI, is alleged to have received the sums for the purchase of equipment for the Nigerian Military.

However, investigations have revealed discrepancies in the supply of the equipment.

Having failed to honour invitations from the Commission, Hima is currently evading investigation, thus the need to declare him wanted.”

Hima was described as a 46-year-old Nigerian citizen who speaks French and Hausa languages fluently but has limited English proficiency. His last known address is Block A, Flat 3, No 5 Sapele Street, Garki II, Abuja.