The Nigerian Police, Adamawa command has disclosed that it has arrested a fake Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operative in the state after attempting to defraud the majority leader of the state House of Assembly, Hassan Barguma.
NIGERIA NEWS gathers that the fake official identified as Simon Bolki was arrested in the House when he approached Honourable Barguma.
According to the report, Hassan stated that the suspect approached him in his office with a fake EFCC identity card, claiming to be from the intelligence unit of the commission.
Barguma said: “When I called the name of my brother working with the EFCC in Abuja and other names of EFCC officials I know, he said he didn’t know them.
“I then called my brother in EFCC and linked them together while placing the phone on speaker. My brother then pronounced him as an impostor and from there he started pleading with me.
“He said he was a university graduate and that it was lack of job that pushed him into the act. I had to intervene to prevent people from lynching him while we awaited the arrival of police who took him to the state CID.”
Confirming the incident, Mohammed Daji, the information officer of the assembly, said the suspect was first sighted in the premises of the Assembly on Monday, September 3, while trying to approach lawmakers.
“One of the lawmakers even gave him an appointment for Tuesday,” Mohammed said
Similarly, the incident was also confirmed by the acting public relations officer of the police command in Adamawa, DSP Habibu Musa.
He said: “We have so far arrested two suspects and investigation is ongoing.”
In an earlier report, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that EFCC arraigned Saraki’s aide for allegedly syphoning 3.5 billion