The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared a 419 kingpin, Ade Adedeji Olumide better known as “Ade Bendel” wanted. The Owan born-businessman is wanted for allegedly perpetrating a fraud of $ 7.5 million fraud while serving a jail term in Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison. Ade Bendel was convicted and sentenced to a 6-year jail term in 2007 for defrauding an Egyptian Army General. While serving his term, Ade claimed to have become born-again and he even organized several crusades on his release.
The declaration was made known by the Head of the Commission’s Media and Publicity Unit, Wilson Uwujaren.
The notification reads in part, “the public is hereby notified that Olumide Adedeji (a.k.a Ade Bendel) is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with a case of Criminal Conspiracy and obtaining the sum of $ 7,855,500 and N 3,000,000 from a Nigerian citizen while serving a jail term at Kirikiri Prison, Lagos.
Light complexioned Ade Bendel who is of slight build and average height, is in his late fifties. He speaks Yoruba and English fluently. His last known address is Victoria Garden City, Lekki, Lagos”.
Uwujaren advised anybody having useful information as to his whereabouts to contact the EFCC in its Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Gombe, Prt Harcourt and Abuja offices or report to the nearest police station.