Two impersonators of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), and one fake Police Inspector have been arrested in an Estate in the Lekki area of Lagos on Wednesday.
CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the EFCC Zonal Head in Lagos, Ghali Mohammed Ahmed, made the disclosure on Thursday.
He said that the three fake EFCC operatives identified as Pascal Ugwu Chijioke, Sodiq Ibrahim Adekunle and Edwin Bassey, (the fake Police operative) were arrested at New Horizon Estate in Lekki, Lagos.
Ahmed revealed that the men had stormed the Estate on Wednesday in an attempt to extort a huge sum of money from one of the occupants living in the Estate.
He said, “The trio, Pascal Ugwu Chijioke, Sodiq Ibrahim Adekunle and Edwin Bassey, the Police Inspector, had posed as bona fide operatives of the EFCC and stormed the residence of their target with all the paraphernalia of typical EFCC raid – armed with security back-up, fake branded EFCC jackets and EFCC identity cards.”
“They, however, ran out of luck as the Commission, acting on a tip-off, swooped on them.”
“Items recovered from them include the fake EFCC ID cards, the jackets, the purported Court Order touted to have emanated from Mushin Magistrate Court, a truckload of household properties belonging to the unsuspecting victim.”
He disclosed that the suspects had written their statements already and would be charged to court once investigations is completed.
Meanwhile, a resident of the Estate told newsmen that one of the impersonators in the process of trying to escape fell on an electric fence.
He said, “One of the fake officers tried escaping by jumping from a four-storey building but fell on the electric fence.”
Speaking further, Ahmed urged Nigerians to be vigilante at all times.