Alleged N270m Fraud: EFCC Arrests Fake Army General

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Alleged N270m Fraud: EFCC Arrests Fake Army General

Alleged N270m Fraud: EFCC Arrests Fake Army General
January 14
08:54 2022

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday said it had arrested one Bolarinwa Oluwasegun for allegedly impersonating an Army General and committing an N270 million fraud.

The agency said Oluwasegun was nabbed by operatives of its Lagos Zonal Command.

It alleged that the suspect posed as a General in the Nigerian Army and made false representations to the complainant, Kodef Clearing Resources, that President Muhammadu Buhari had shortlisted him and one other to be appointed as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

According to the EFCC, Oluwasegun told Kodef Clearing Resources that he needed a short grant “to press and process the appointment.”

He also allegedly forged a letter of appointment as COAS purportedly signed by the President and showed the same to the complainant to further “prove” his claim.

“In the said letter, he claimed that he needed to pay a certain amount of money into the coffers of the Federal Government of Nigeria, as part of the requirements for the appointment as COAS.

“He was arrested at his house in the Alagbado area of Lagos State on Wednesday, January 12, 2022,” the EFCC said in a statement.

It added that upon his arrest, six pump action guns, three cartridge bullets, a swagger stick and several forged documents were recovered from Oluwasegun.

“The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations have been concluded,” the statement added.

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