The former Director-General, National Taskforce Osita Okereke has been put to bars for allegedly defrauding job seekers of millions of naira.
Okereke was arrested last Thursday while paying a courtesy call on the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
He was said to have earlier resisted arrest and directed his boys to assault the policemen who went to apprehend him following a petition against him.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, confirmed to newsmen on Saturday that Okereke was in police custody for forgery, impersonation and assaulting police detectives.
He said, “Okereke was arrested for alleged impersonation, fraud and assaulting policemen deployed to arrest him. He would be arraigned in court after investigation.”
The acting Director-General, Importers Association of Nigeria, Amb. Chijioke Okoro alleged that Okereke attempted to hijack the union by obtaining IMAN’s certificate of incorporation from the Corporate Affairs Commission on the pretext that the original was lost.
Okereke also allegedly applied for and obtained a fresh IMAN certificate of incorporation from the CAC without proper advertisements in newspapers as required by law.
He further stated that Okereke was subsequently suspended and later sacked as the Task Force DG and IMAN President.
Okereke, however, approached an Abuja High Court, which quashed the IMAN’s decision, but the leadership of the association appealed against the judgment.