The suspect paraded himself under different pseudonym.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested a serial impostor, Kunle Adeshola, a self-acclaimed Assistant Commissioner of Police, who has been parading himself as an operative of the Commission and defrauding officials of government agencies under the guise of conducting phantom investigations.
According to a statement, on Friday, by the Commission’s Acting Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, Mr. Adeshola was nabbed on Thursday as he tried to browbeat the chief executive of a federal government agency into writing a letter to the Inspector General of Police to second the impostor to the agency.
Mr. Uwujaren added that the letter was duly written by the unsuspecting chief executive who was made to believe that the fraudster had been detailed to help sanitise the agency. However, Mr. Adeshola was arrested before he could “resume duties” at the agency.
At the time of his arrest two fake identity cards were found on him. One of the cards, bore the name, K. Adeshola (ACP), and identified him as a staff of a non- existent EFCC Monitoring Unit; while the other was a police ID card with number: APF NO. 02576 and the name, Dr. Kunle Adeshola. Fake documents, including NYSC Discharge and Exemption Certificates and blank copies of University of Jos certificate, were found at the suspect’s home in Lugbe, Abuja.
The EFCC also stated that Mr. Adeshola, who claims to hold a doctorate degree in Criminology from the University of Maiduguri, confessed to parading himself under different pseudonyms, such as Dr Kunle Shoal, Dr K. Adeshola ACP, and Sunday Mealayeshe Adekunle.
Investigations by the EFCC revealed that it was not the first time that the suspect would be impersonating law enforcement officials and duping unsuspecting officials of government agencies and members of the public. The Commission, therefore, appealed to those who had been duped by the suspect in a similar fashion to come forward with information, as investigation into the scam was ongoing.
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