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Impostor Arrested in Kwara for Defrauding Victims of N500,000, Claims to be EFCC Officer

Impostor Arrested in Kwara for Defrauding Victims of N500,000, Claims to be EFCC Officer

An individual identified as Akogun Rasheed Usman, accused of impersonating an officer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been apprehended. The Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC disclosed that the alleged impostor had been duping victims under the guise of assisting them with their cases involving the anti-graft agency.

The scammer’s activities came to light when the Ilorin Command received intelligence regarding his fraudulent schemes. Usman, a resident of Babanla in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, purported to be an EFCC officer and swindled N500,000 from Mrs. Khadizah Abdullahi, a parent of two individuals detained by the commission for internet fraud offenses.

Usman’s arrest on Thursday, March 27, 2024, at the General Hospital in the Taiwo-Oke area of Ilorin revealed further deceit, as he also claimed to be a staff member of the Library Department at the Kwara State College of Education, Oro.

Mrs. Abdullahi expressed her distress when Usman failed to fulfill his promise of securing bail for her sons detained by the EFCC. She observed inconsistencies in Usman’s behavior during their visit to the EFCC office, casting doubt on his claims of being an EFCC official.

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Rather than facilitating her sons’ release, Usman demanded additional money for bail processing. It was during the attempted collection of an extra N200,000 that he was apprehended by law enforcement authorities.

The EFCC announced that upon the conclusion of ongoing investigations, the suspect would face charges in court for his fraudulent activities.

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