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Fake EFCC Official Arrested In Kwara

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Fake EFCC Official Arrested In Kwara

The bubble burst for the scammer when the Ilorin command of the commission received intelligence regarding

Ilorin, Kwara State– The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a fake official, one Usman Akogun, for allegedly defrauding victims under the pretext that he could help them procure a favourable resolution regarding their cases with the Commission.

In a statement on Thursday, April 4, by the Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, stated that the bubble burst for the scammer when the Ilorin command of the commission received intelligence regarding his criminal activities.

The statement read; “The intel was to the effect that a certain Akogun Rasheed Usman, who claimed to be an officer of the EFCC, obtained money to the tune of N.5m (five hundred thousand naira) from one Mrs Khadizah Abdullahi, a parent of two suspects held in custody by the commission over offences bordering on internet fraud.

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“The intel, which was found to be credible, led to the arrest of the suspect, who claimed to be a staff member at the Library Department of the Kwara State College of Education, Oro, on Thursday, March 27, 2024, at the General Hospital, Taiwo-Oke area, Ilorin.

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“Mrs Abdullahi said she became agitated when the suspect failed to have her two sons, held in custody by the EFCC released on bail to her as promised.

“Firstly, she said Akogun and her went through the same security screening while at the 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 the EFCC office to perfect the ‘phony 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.

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“She added that rather than having her sons released to her, the suspects took her to a location outside the office to receive the said sum of N.5m and demanded more money to perfect the bail.

“It was in the process of collecting an additional N200,000 that the long arm of the law caught up with him.”

The suspect will be charged to court upon conclusion of the ongoing investigations.

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