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EFCC arrests NABDA director general for allegedly involvement of N23 million scam.

EFCC have arrested a serving Director General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Professor (Mrs) Lucy Jumeyi Ogbadu, for her alleged involvement in criminal conspiracy and diversion of public funds to the tune of N23 million.According to a press release by the Head, Media and Publicity of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren told newsmen that she was arrested, on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, following her alleged linkage with the Bayelsa State

Director of Bioresources Development Centre, Mr. Josiah Habu who was being investigated by the EFCC in a case of fraudulent diversion of the sum of N75 million.The statement stated that investigations by the EFCC showed that Mrs. Ogbadu allegedly received the sum of N23 million through a bank account belonging to the wife of Habu, Mrs. Esther Habu and admitted same in a voluntary statement made to the EFCC.  

Further investigations have also shown that, Mrs. Habu is one of the contractors with Bioresources Development Centre, Odi, Bayelsa State and a total sum of N603,000,000.00k ( Six Hundred and Three Million Naira only) has been traced to her in different deals involving over 20 Directors of Bioresources Development Centres across the country. “Ogbadu’s linkage with all these scams is being investigated. She has been duly served with bail conditions while investigations continue”, the statement signed by Uwujaren added.

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