Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested another impostor, Olu Adebanjo, who was allegedly using the name of the Commission to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
The Head of Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Monday, said the “long arm of the law caught up with a suspected fraudster, who heads a syndicate that extorts money from people under the guise of clearing them of non-existent petitions purportedly brought against them at the Commission”.
Uwujaren said that the 45-year-old businessman was arrested on June 17, 2016 in a failed attempt to swindle , Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Julius. Okojie of N3million to clear him of a purported corruption allegation.
“The complainant (Okojie), who also alerted the Commission of the activities of fraudsters impersonating him to defraud vice chancellors of various Universities, was advised to play along,” he stated.
Consequently, he said, Adebanjo was arrested while trying to cash the money from one of the new generation banks.
He said that the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.