Dismissed Worker, Fake EFCC Dupe Former Boss Over N.8Million

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
A dismissed staff of a Lagos based company who conspired with a fake Economic Financial and Crime Commission (EFCC) to dupe his former employer of N805,000.00 has met his waterloo including the impersonator, as they have been apprehended by police operatives.
The duo, identified as Sodiq Ibrahim, a dismissed staff of Wire-My’s-Cake Company and one Paschal Ugwu, the fake EFCC operative, were alleged to have connived and defrauded the owner of the said sum.
Our correspondent gathered that the fake EFCC operative had accused the CEO of the company of defrauding GTB of sum amount of money.
The fake EFCC staff, as learnt further accused him that it was the proceeds of the fraud that he used in setting up his present company.
Following persistent intimidation and accusations, our correspondent further gathered that the suspect succeeded in extorting the sum of eight hundred and five thousand Naira (N805,000) from the victim.
Luck however ran against him two months after committing the crime, as he was apprehended on the 05/10/2018 at Ijegun, Isheri-Oshun area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos Command Edgal Imohimi who paraded the suspects Monday along other suspected criminals at the command’s headquarters,  said Paschal Ugwu, had been posing as a staff of the EFCC and by so doing, been defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.
He disclosed that the discreet investigation of the case by operatives of the Command attached to Area ‘F’ Ikeja revealed Sodiq Ibrahim had connived with the suspect to defraud his former employer, leading to his eventual arrest.
Edgal said the suspects will be charged to court at the end of investigation.
His words, ” This is a case of impersonation perpetrated by one Paschal Ugwu, an impostor who poses as a staff of the EFCC and by so doing, had been defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.
 He however, met his Waterloo on the 05/10/2018 at Ijegun, Isheri-Oshun, Lagos having defrauded Wire-My-Cake company two months before his arrest by pretending to be an EFCC officer and accused the CEO of the company of defrauding GTB.
 He further accused him that it was the proceeds of the fraud that he used in setting up his present company.
Intimidation followed the accusations, at the end of the day, he obtained the sum of eight hundred and five thousand Naira (N805,000) from the victim.
Investigation was launched into the case by operatives of the Command attached to Area ‘F’ Ikeja. This led to the arrest of one Sodiq Ibrahim ‘m’, a dismissed staff of Wire-My’s-Cake Company who connived with suspect to defraud his former employer.
Suspects will be charged to court at the end of investigation”.

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