EFCC has arrested suspected fake Army General over alleged N270 million fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Thursday that it had arrested a suspected fake Army General for alleged N270 million fraud.
Mr Oluwasegun is accused of lying to the complainant, Kodef Clearing Resources, by claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari had shortlisted him and another candidate for the position of Chief of Army Staff (COAS), and that he needed a small grant “to press and process the appointment.”
He was also accused of forging a letter of appointment as COAS that was allegedly signed by the President and showing it to the victim to back up his claim.
The suspect was arrested at his home in the Alagbado area of Lagos State on Wednesday, according to the EFCC.
Six pump action guns, three cartridge bullets, a swagger stick, and several forged documents were recovered from him during his arrest, according to the statement.
Read EFCC’s full statement
EFCC Press Release
EFCC Arrests Fake Army General Who Claimed Buhari Nominated Him As COAS for Alleged N270m Fraud
Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested one Bolarinwa Oluwasegun, a fake Army General, for an alleged N270m fraud.
The suspect, who posed as a General in the Nigerian Army, allegedly made false representations to the complainant, Kodef Clearing Resources, that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, had shortlisted him and one other to be appointed as the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, and that he needed a short grant “to press and process the appointment.”
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EFCC Arrests Fake Army General in Lagos, Nigeria
He also allegedly forged a letter of appointment as COAS purportedly signed by the President and showed the same to the victim 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.
Mr Oluwasegun, in his bid to defraud the victim, also allegedly forged several documents and the signature of the President.
He was arrested at his house in the Alagbado area of Lagos State on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
Upon his arrest, six pump action guns, three cartridge bullets, a swagger stick and several forged documents were recovered from him.
The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations have been concluded.
Head, Media & Publicity
13 January, 2022.
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