Star Shawarma MD, Ms. Mnena Ato was arrested by some EFCC oficials in Benue state over 100 Naira.
Reports say the EFCC officials stormed a pastry firm in Makurdi and arrested the MD, identified as Ms. Mnena Ato, and her staff over a shortage of N100 in a performed transaction.
Dele Oyewale who is the spokesman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC said in a statement to DAILY POST that investigations have begun in order to look into the situation.
“The Commission wishes to assure members of the public of its commitment to best professional practices and excellent conduct of all its men and officers.
“As the Commission continues to pursue its mandate of ridding the nation of economic and financial crimes, appropriate sanctions would be placed on whoever is found to have acted out of character regarding the Benue arrest”
A person named Mimi Atedze who is a witness to the incidents and following the case posted on her Facebook;
“The CEO of Star Shawarma was arrested and detained by EFCC officials in Makurdi. A female EFCC staff member ordered and paid for an item, she was supposed to pay N1500 but made an online transaction of N1600 instead.
“Meanwhile Star Shawarma was expecting an alert for the payment of N1500 but the alert did not drop. They saw an alert but assumed it was for another person’s order because her bill was N1500 and not N1600. They kept calling to remind her of their money.
“When they finally got the statement from the bank which showed that she was the person who made the payment of N1600, Star Sharwama called to inform her and apologize for everything but she was very angry and vowed to deal with them.
“On Wednesday (May 6), Miss Ato was arrested with other staff of her restaurant and detained at EFCC office in Makurdi. The others were later released but she was kept in detention and released around 9.45pm. She was asked to report back on allegations of fraud.”
Mimi Atedze attached the above statement with a video.