The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested an alleged fraudster, Mohammed Sani Mohammed, who has been posing as a personnel of the commission and defrauding victims on the pretext that he could help them procure soft-landing regarding their cases with the commission.
EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren stated this in a statement issued on Wednesday.
Uwujaren said the suspect was arrested on Wednesday after the commission stumbled on intelligence regarding his criminal activities and weeks of surveillance.
According to him, investigation has so far, revealed that the suspect had obtained the sum of N4, 667,000 (Four Million, Six Hundred and Sixty Seven Thousand Naira).
“The bubble burst for the scammer when the Commission’s Enugu Command stumbled on intelligence regarding his criminal activities. The Intel was transmitted to the Kano Command which, after weeks of surveillance, arrested the suspect today, June 14, 2023,” the statement reads.
“It was discovered that, apart from impersonating EFCC officials, the suspect has severally impersonated personnel of the military and other security services.
“The suspect will be charged to court upon conclusion of the investigation.”
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that President Bola Tinubu has suspended the chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa.