The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Wednesday arrested one Barrister Ambrose Owuru over an allegation of obtaining the sum of sixty-six million naira (N66, 000,000.00) from one Ikechukwu Eze under false pretence.
The complainant alleged that sometimes in March 2011, he paid the sum of sixty million Naira (N60m) through Skye Bank, Olu Obansanjo Road branch, Port Harcourt, to Barrister Owuru of Owuru for a property located at Nzimiro Street, Amadi flat, Port Harcourt.
In the process of taking possession of the property, it was discovered that a portion had been sold to another person. At this point, Barrister Owuru allegedly asked for another N6 million to settle the other buyer, one Chief Austin Omire, which Eze allegedly obliged him.
Since then, every attempt to take possession or develop the said property met with resistance.
Upon receipt of the petition and commencement of investigation, the Commission invited the suspect severally but he refused to honour the invitations which culminated in his arrest.
The EFCC has stated that investigation into the matter continues.