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.