Extortion: EFCC Impostor in the Net

EFCC Imposter
Photo: Sahara Reporters

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, on July 13, 2015 arrested one Mohammed Adamu (aka Mohammed Bala) for parading himself as a staff of the anti-graft agency.

Adamu was picked up while extorting money from Alhaji Usman Gurama, the Executive Secretary, Gombe State Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board, under the guise of securing Hajj seat to Saudi Arabia for staff of the Gombe zone of the Commission.

Investigations by the Commission revealed that the suspect had written a letter to the executive secretary of the pilgrims board, requesting for money to give to staff of EFCC for the pilgrimage to Mecca.

Upon his arrest by the EFCC, he confessed not being a staff of the Commission. It turned out that the suspect works with Gombe Local Government Education Authority (L.E.A) as assistant headmaster at Madaki Primary School Gombe State.

Adamu had in his possession; Nigeria Police identity card with his name and picture as Corporal (CLP), a temporary appointment offer letter from Gombe local government education authority, three (3) different copies of Hajj Seats receipts and a letter written by the suspect on a plain paper to the executive secretary Gombe State Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board, requesting for money for supposed staff of EFCC.

The accused person will be arraigned in Court as soon as investigation is concluded.


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