Man jailed 14 years for impersonating EFCC personnel

EFCC Operatives
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A Gombe State High Court has sentenced a man to 14 years in prison for falsely claiming to be a staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The EFCC had in May 2015 dragged the convict, Muhammad Adamu, before the court when he was found to be impersonating as a staff of the commission at the office of the Executive Secretary of Gombe Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board.

The man demanded money and other benefits from the pilgrims board to stop the investigation of certain corrupt allegations.

Mr. Adama was said to have accosted the Executive Secretary of the pilgrims board with a fictitious list of EFCC officials at the Gombe Zonal office whom he wanted the latter to give some bribe money in order to ensure he was not investigated.

The Gombe pilgrims board executive secretary, who refused to fall prey, petitiond the EFCC to complain about the conduct of their supposed personnel.

Mr. Adama was also found guilty of possessing forged documents and was also jailed four years.

The judge also ordered that the convict pay a restitution of N45, 000.00 to a man, Musa Haruna, being the sum the convict falsely collected from him as well as paying a fine of N50,000.00.

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  • sheyman

    14 whole years but a politician with full evidence of billions of naira fraud get 6 months sentence or option of 500,000 fine. Who says the DSS shouldn’t raid the judges?

  • Opekete

    I know many people who has impersonated the EFCC officials and were arrested but was left off the hook because they were able to buy their way out of prosecution. I know some of them in Lagos and Ibadan and I still see them gallivanting around after they were released on bail. It’s been more than 2 years now and nothing is heard about their case any more. May be this man from Gombe didn’t have money to buy his way out of prosecution. Crooked EFCC.