The acting General Manager of Delta State Tourism Board, Philo Nkem Ajufo, has been detained by the EFCC in Abuja for conniving with her boss, Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD is the commissioner in charge of the ministry), to embezzle N50 million from the state Ministry of Culture and Tourism.It was learned that Mr. Mofe Damijo issued a check to the tourism board in the name of its acting GM, Ms. Ajufo. She in turn reportedly deposited the sum into her First Bank private account with account number (3006131619) operated under her name, Nkem Philo Ajufo…(she and Mr. Mofe Damijo subsequently shared the money.)
An EFCC source who confirmed Ms. Ajufo’s arrest said “As we talk, the Delta State Tourism GM, one Mrs. Nkem Ajufo, is been held in our headquarters here in Abuja over her involvement in the N50 million fraud. Her boss, Mr. Richard Mofe Damijo, is not left out….”
Meanwhile, Mr. Mofe Damijo has denied knowledge of the money during the budget defense exercise but he is yet to appear before the EFCC.