Jonathan Barde-The Victim
An Operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Jonathan Barde, was on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, knocked down by a Honda Accord car, desperately driven by a fleeing suspect, Tajudeen Oluwanishola, who was trying to escape arrest over a case of fraud being investigated by the Commission.
Barde sustained serious injury and was subsequently rushed to the Military Hospital, Ikoyi, Lagos for medical attention.
Not only was Barde injured, a Toyota Hilux van that took the investigative team to the Gbagada Estate neighbourhood where the suspects reside was badly damaged as the suspect rammed his car into the vehicle in his desperate bid to escape arrest.
Unfortunately for Oluwanishola, who bolted upon sighting the investigative team led by Pius Akoji, his escape bid was foiled by a Rapid Response Patrol team which apprehended him and handed him over to the EFCC.
Oluwanishola is being investigated for an alleged internet banking fraud to the tune of N5, 500,000 (Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira).