The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) will on Tuesday, June, 9 2015 arraign Aminu Abubakar, a businessman and Chairman of the Goodluck Support Group, for blackmail before Justice Ishaq Bello of the FCT High Court 1.
Abubakar was said to have been in possession of some documents relating to some officials of the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, with the intent to implicate them if they do not part with the sum of N50million.
It was gathered that, having sensed danger in what the officials later realised to be blackmail, they reportedly petitioned the ICPC through an intermediary.
As expected, The Street Journal learnt that the investigative team of the commission swung into action, coordinated a sting operation where the N50 million earlier solicited for by Abubakar was negotiated downwards to N25million.
Abubakar was eventually arrested with his accomplice at a garden in Abuja, after he had received just N5million out of the negotiated N25million.
The culprits are being charged on a 3 count under the penal code, for extortion and conspiracy to extort.