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Ngozi James

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has arrested one Bolarinwa Oluwasegun, who claimed to be a general of the Nigerian Army for alleged N270 million fraud.

Tue Commission ik a statement on Thursday signed by it’s Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren stated that the suspect was arrested by operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command at his house in the Alagbado area of Lagos State on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

According to the statement,  the suspect posed as an Army General to make false representations to his victim, Kodef Clearing Resources, that President Buhari had shortlisted him as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and that he needed a short grant “to press and process the appointment.”

He also allegedly forged a letter of appointment as COAS purportedly signed by the President and showed the same to the victim to further prove his claim.

In the said letter, he claimed that he needed to pay a certain amount of money into the coffers of the Federal Government of Nigeria, as part of the requirements for the appointment as COAS.

Oluwasegun, in his bid to defraud the victim, also allegedly forged several documents and the signature of the President.

Upon his arrest, six pump action guns, three cartridge bullets, a swagger stick and several forged documents were recovered from him.

The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations have been concluded,” the statement added.

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