Monday, September 16

The Nigeria police arrest fake EFCC


The Nigeria police section command in Lagos state has arrested a man identified as Emeka Emmanuel alleged to have impersonated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to report, Emmanuel is 29-year-old of age, and was faking himself around as EFCC with fake identification card around deceiving the country people, until the very day when Lagos state police arrest him.

The Nation reports that Emmanuel was arrested on Saturday, September 14, at Iyana-Iba in Ojo for allegedly defrauding innocent people under the guise of providing jobs for them at the EFCC.

During report, Police said the suspect was found with a fake EFCC identity card in his possession which he claimed used to deceive his victims.

 His arrest followed complaint by one Olaposi Semiu at the Ojo Police Station that the suspect collected N51,000 from him over a month ago with a promise to secure his son's employment at the anti-graft commission.

Police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), said Emmanuel confessed to the crime, adding that detectives also discovered he was running an illegal medical facility at his premises.
  “Other items recovered include medical equipment and fake certificates.

The command is advising the public, especially job seekers, to be mindful of the activities of such scammers to avoid falling prey to their antics. “An investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged to court,” he said.