The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Bolarinwa Oluwasegun, who allegedly posed as a Nigerian Army General to defraud his victim of N270 million.
Oluwasegun was arrested by the Lagos command of the antigraft agency for allegedly making false representations to the complainant, Kodef Clearing Resources, that 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.”
The suspect is said to have gone as far as forging a letter of appointment as COAS purportedly signed by Buhari which he presented 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. A statement by the EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspect in his bid to defraud the victim, also allegedly forged several documents and the signature of the President.
The statement said the suspect was arrested at his house in the Alagbado area of Lagos State on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Uwujaren said that upon his arrest, six pump action guns, three cartridge bullets, a swagger stick and several forged documents were recovered from Oluwasegun, adding that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations have been concluded.