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Two Men Arrested In Abuja For Impersonating EFCC Officers

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Two Men Arrested In Abuja For Impersonating EFCC Officers

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Jan 18, 2013 – Two Fake EFCC Officials Arrested In Abuja (Tanimu Abubakar, Mohammed Yaba)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said today it has arrested two suspects, Tanimu Abubakar (also known as Ibrahim) and Mohammed Yaba, for allegedly parading themselves as officials of the Commission.

Abubakar and Yaba were picked up in Abuja on Tuesday when they showed up at the Federal Capital Territory Authority offering to assist a director of the agency to kill a petition allegedly written against him, the EFCC said in a statement. Following contact made with the commission, the suspects were arrested.

The statement described the arrests as the latest in “rising incidences” of impersonation of EFCC officials by fraudsters who use fake letterheads to write bogus invitation letters to members of the public.

“Some citizens with issues to hide have unwittingly fallen victims to these fraudsters,” the statement said. “Most victims usually do not report to the Commission and some go away with the erroneous impression that the fraudsters are bona fide officials of the EFCC.”

It implored members of the public to report any solicitation for gratification by any person claiming to be an official of the EFCC to the Commission or the nearest police station.[source]



  1. muhammed

    January 18, 2013 at 5:36 AM

    Plz don’t let him go at all beculse all does people doing ilehgal is totaly
    Distob another parson work.trie 2trelting ham weller may be nah bokoharam sent him
    Don’t let him go plz.

  2. ode mark

    January 18, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    dis is jst 1 out of a million, dey need 2 be dealt wt so dat others can learn

  3. sola john

    January 19, 2013 at 5:46 AM

    at the end of d day u ppl dat cal urself EFCC willl not do anytin 2 them. But if 2 say nah person wa steal 500 naira 4 market now, nah straight jail u go put am’, idiot ppl sha

  4. Adamu Usman fikpo

    January 19, 2013 at 6:38 AM

    EFCC should prosecute them pls

  5. Maryf

    April 9, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    Good for the foolish criminal. He should be jailed and let no mercy be showed on him. Nonsense

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