The ex-lawmaker, Chief Marcellinus Chuma Nzeribe, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
On May 23, Chuma was sentenced for fraud in absentia by Justice Yusuf Y. Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, Abuja.
Wilson Uwujaren, the commission’s Head of Media and Publicity in a statement on Monday, May 30, said Nzeribe, 62, jumped the court bail granted to him by the FCT High Court, Maitama, and has since not been seen.
The spokesperson stated, “His last known address is at Block M7, Flat 8, NNPC Housing Estate, Area 11, Garki, Abuja.”
Uwujaren called on the general public to assist in apprehending former lawmakers.
He added, “Anyone with useful information as to his whereabouts should please contact the Commission in its offices or report to the nearest Police Station and other security agencies”.
On October 16, 2020, Chuma Nzeribe was first prosecuted on a four-count charge bordering on possession of a fraudulent document, forgery, using as genuine and cheating by impersonation, punishable under section 6, 8(b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1 (3) of the same Act.