ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THREE men have been arrested for alleged involvement in a N20 million fraud.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) confirmed the arrest of Yakubu Dankaba (aka Yakubu Hamisu), Yahaya Baba and Usman Abdulhakeem (aka Chairman) at Area 3 of Garki District in Abuja.
The suspects allegedly posed as operatives of the EFCC with the aim of extorting N20 million from the FCT Water Board director.
They had allegedly written a letter to him, purported to be from the EFCC, and notified him of being under investigation.
They however offered to help him quash the investigation, if he could part with the sum of N20 million.
Suspecting that he was about to be swindled, the director alerted the EFCC.
The trio will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.
The EFCC has consistently warned members of the public to desist from offering money to persons claiming to be officials of the Commission and influence to interfere with ongoing investigations by the Commission.
“Solicitation for gratification by both fake and genuine officers of the agency should be reported to any office of the EFCC in the zones or the nearest police station,” said Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Head of Media and Publicity.
– CAJ News