FAKE EFCC OPERATIVE CAUGHT WHILE TRYING TO EXTORT VICTIM WITH FAKE COURT ORDER
Two fake operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have been busted while trying to extort a Lagos resident with armed policemen.
Twitter user, Samuel Otigba who shared a video from the scene, said one of the fake operatives tried escaping by jumping from a 4 storey but fell into the electric fence. They were later handed over to real EFCC operatives, while the mobile police officer with a rifle escaped.
Omoooo today is wild. We caught 2 men that came into our estate claiming to be EFCC officials, with fake EFCC ids & accompanied with Mopol, trying to extort money from a resident. One of the fake officers tried escaping by jumping from a 4 storey but fell into the electric fence.
The mobile police officer with a rifle escaped. They have been handed over to the real @officialEFCC operatives for proper investigation.
The EFCC has now confirmed the arrest of the suspects and the mobile policeman who initially escaped.
The anti-graft agency said the suspects were arrested at New Horizon Estate in Lekki, while on an illegal operation of “serving” a court order purported to have emanated from the Mushin Magistrate Court on an unsuspecting victim.”
The fake EFCC operatives have been identified as Pascal Ugwu Chijoke and Sodiq Ibrahim Adekunle, while the police inspector has been identified as Edwin Bassey.