The Nigeria police command in Lagos has arrested a 29-year-old man identified as Emeka Emmanuel alleged to have impersonated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Nation reports that Emmanuel was arrested on Saturday, September 14, at Iyana-Iba in Ojo for allegedly defrauding innocent people under the guise of providing jobs for them at the EFCC.
Police said the suspect was found with a fake EFCC identity card in his possession which he allegedly used to deceive his victims. 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 his son’s employment at the anti-graft commission.
Police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), said Emmanuel 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 to their antics.
“An investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged to court,” he said