3 men who posed as EFCC officials arrested over N20m fraud

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Ex- Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Lamorde

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the trio of Yakubu Dankaba (aka Yakubu Hamisu), Yahaya Baba and Usman Abdulhakeem (aka Chairman) at Area 3 of Garki District, Abuja, for their alleged involvement in a N20 million fraud.

The Head, Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement that the suspects allegedly posed as operatives of the EFCC with the aim of extorting N20 million from the FCT Water Board director.

He said they had written a letter to the director, purported to be from the EFCC, and notified him of being under investigation.

They, however, offered to help him quash the investigation if he could part with the sum of N20 million.

Suspecting that he was about to be swindled, the director alerted the EFCC, which swung into action and caught the three suspects in their own web of tricks.

The statement said they would be charged to court as soon as investigations were completed.

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