Drama as fake EFCC chairman arrested in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a 38-year-old man, identified as Salman Umar Hudu, in Abuja.

Hudu was arrested in a hotel on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, for impersonating the Chairman of EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa.

In a statement by the commission, the 38-year-old got N100,000 from someone under the guise of being Bawa and handling any matter with the anti-graft agency.

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FCC said the suspect would be charged to court after giving useful information.

The statement reads partly: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, arrested one Salman Umar Hudu, a 38-year-old indigene of Kano, at a hotel in Abuja, for falsely representing himself as the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, and other officers of the Commission, and obtaining N100,000.00 from a person he convinced that he can ‘handle’ any matter with the EFCC.”

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In a related development, fifteen members of the National Youth Service Corps( NYSC) on Tuesday escaped the cold clutches kidnappers as they escaped their den by sheer stroke of luck.

It was gathered that the corps members, who had completed their three-week orientation programme in Imo State were travelling to Lagos when they were abducted by the hoodlums at a filling station in Ihiala, a town loacated within Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Their vehicle was said to have been diverted to Isseke, Ihiala-Orlu expressway where the gunmen kept them hostage.

It was also learnt that when the bandits noticed that they were being trailed by police operatives, the hoodlums abandoned their hostages and zoomed off.

Confirming the incident, th state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Tochukwu Ikenga said the corps members had been rescued, unhurt.

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