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EFCC Arrests Fake Army General who claimed that Buhari Nominated him as COAS

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested one Bolarinwa Oluwasegun for his alleged involvement in N270 million fraud.

Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s spokesperson, in a statement on Thursday, said Oluwasegun made the false representation to defraud Kodef Clearing Resources under the pretext of securing a grant.

In his statement, “The suspect, who posed as a General in the Nigerian Army, allegedly made false representations to the complainant, Kodef Clearing Resources, that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, had shortlisted him and one other to be appointed as the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, and that he needed a short grant to press and process the appointment.
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“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.

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

According to Uwujaren the suspect was arrested in his house in the Alagbado area of Lagos on Wednesday.

He added that the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

Exhibit reportedly recovered from the suspect was six pump action guns, three cartridge bullets, a swagger stick and several forged documents.


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