The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has handed over a property located at 1A, Joke Ayo Street, Riverside Estate, Alagbado, Lagos to a victim or fraud, one Bamidele Safiriyu Olusegun.
Also handed over to Olusegun are a Range Rover Sport Utility Vehicle, SUV, a black BMW car, a black Toyota Land cruiser car and a white Toyota Hilux.
EFCC Hands Over Forfeited Property Of Convicted Fake Army General To Victim In Lagos
These were property recovered from a convicted fake Army General, Bolarinwa Abiodun.
Abiodun had posed as an Army General to defraud Olusegun of the sum of N266,500,000 (Two Hundred and Sixty-Six Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N266,500,000).
Upon his conviction on July 8, 2022, the trial judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, had sentenced Abiodun to seven years imprisonment and also ordered him to forfeit all the proceeds of the crime.
A statement issued on Thursday afternoon and posted on the twitter handle of the EFCC, said the Lagos Zonal Commander, Ahmed Ghali, while handing over the vehicles on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at the EFCC’s Lagos Command, described the development as a milestone in the fight against corruption.
The statement quoted him as appealing to the people to always provide information to the EFCC to assist it in fighting corruption.
In his response, Olusegun commended the commission for its doggedness in pursuing the case and seeing that justice was served.
He also applauded the operatives of the anti-graft agency for what he described as “a job well done.”
EFCC Hands Over Forfeited Properties of Convicted Fake Army General to Victim in Lagos
The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has handed over a property located at 1A, Joke Ayo Street, Riverside Estate, Alagbado, Lagos… pic.twitter.com/QPTxbwq3cv
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) August 25, 2022
In other news, Kanyi Daily had reported that the EFCC on Wednesday, August 24, arraigned Lucky Uchechukwu Ndukwe, a Manager with Cubana Group, alongside one Precious Omonkhoa Ofure before Justice Justice O.A. Fadipe of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.
They were arraigned for an offence bordering on conspiracy to launder and money laundering of an aggregate sum of $164,000 (One Hundred and Sixty-four Thousand Dollars).