The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), Lagos Zonal Command has arrested a fake army general, Bolarinwa Oluwasegun, over an alleged N270m fraud.
This was revealed by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren in a statement, that the suspect posed as an Army General to the complainant, Kodef Clearing Resources and told them that he had been shortlisted by President Muhammadu Buhari to be appointed as Chief of Army Staff.
As further evidence, the complainant said the suspect said he needed a short grant “to press and process the appointment”, and allegedly presented the complainant with a fraudulent letter of appointment as COAS purportedly signed by the president.
Uwujaren said: “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.
“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 would be charged to court as soon as the EFCC concludes the investigation, said Uwajaren.