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EFCC imposter nabbed in Kwara over N500,000 fraud

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An imposter, Akogun Rasheed Usman, allegedly presenting himself to the public as an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been arrested.

The alleged fraudster, according to the Ilorin Zonal Command of EFCC, has been defrauding victims on the pretext that he could help them procure a soft landing regarding their cases with the anti-graft agency.

The alleged fraudster, according to the anti-graft agency, has duped several victims with a false promise that he would help them secure lighter penalties.

However, the scammer met his Waterloo when the Ilorin Command of the Commission received intelligence regarding his dubious acts.

Investigationrevealed that, Usman, who hails from Babanla in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, posed an EFCC oprative and defrauded one Mrs Khadijah Abdullahi, a parent of two of the suspects in the custody of the commission over cyber crime to the tune of N500,000.

Upon his arrest on Thursday, March 27, 2024, at the General Hospital, Taiwo-Oke area, Ilorin, he also confessed to be a staff of the Library Department of the Kwara State College of Education, Oro.

His victim, Mrs. Abdullahi said she got angry when the suspect failed to secure the bail of her two sons, detained by the EFCC, as promised.

According to the commission: “Firstly, she said Akogun and her went through the same security screening while at EFCC office, a situation that made her wonder why it should be so if truly he was an officer of the Commission as he claimed! She also noticed that while in EFCC office to perfect the phoney bail, the self-styled EFCC staff neither received nor gave salutes or compliments to fellow officers, as compliments are a tradition in all security and law enforcement agencies.”

She noted that rather than have her sons released to her, the suspects directed her to a secluded location outside the office to receive the said N500,000 and also demanded more money to conclude the bail.

It was at the point of collecting an additional N200,000 that nemesis caught with him.

According to EFCC, the suspect will be arraigned before the court after the conclusion of the ongoing investigations.

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