The police in Lagos have arrested a 29-year-old Emeka Emmanuel for allegedly posing as an official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
TheNation had reported that Emeka Emmanuel has been defrauding unsuspecting individuals in Lagos metropolis who mistake him for an official of the EFCC
Emmanuel was arrested on the morning of Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at Iyana-Oba in Ojo for allegedly defrauding innocent people under the guise of providing jobs for them at the EFCC.
A police source said the suspect was found with a fake EFCC identity card in his possession which he allegedly used to deceive his victims.
It was gathered that his arrest followed complaint by one Olaposi Semiu at the Ojo Police Station that the suspect collected N51,000 from him over a month ago with a promise to secure a job for his son at the commission.
Police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), said Emmanuel has confessed to the crime, adding that detectives also discovered he was running an illegal medical facility at his premises.
“Other items recovered include medical equipment and fake certificates. The command is advising the public, especially job seekers, to be mindful of the activities of such scammers to avoid falling prey of their antics. An investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged to court,”