- Bolarinwa Oluwasegun has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
- The anti-graft commission on Thursday, January 13, accused the suspect of offences bordering on false representation and fraud
- The agency in a statement also revealed Oluwasegun forged a letter of appointment as COAS, allegedly signed by the president
Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Bolarinwa Oluwasegun for posing as a general in the Nigerian Army,
Legit.ng gathered that the agency who made the announcement via its Facebook page on Thursday, January 13.
Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command apprended the the fake general for an alleged N270 million fraud.
The suspect allegedly made false representations to the complainant, a clearing company that President Muhammadu Buhari had shortlisted him and one other to be appointed as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
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He went to note that he needed a short grant to press and process the appointment. Oluwasegun also allegedly forged a letter of appointment purportedly signed by Buhari and showed the same to the victim to further prove his claim.
Mompha faces jail term as EFCC re-arrests social media celebrity for alleged money laundering
Legit.ng previously reported that the EFCC re-arrested Ismailia Mustapha, aka Mompha, a Dubai-based social media celebrity, for alleged money laundering.
The EFCC, in a statement by its spokesman Wilson Uwujaren said Mompha was taken into custody on Monday, January 10.
The anti-graft ageny explained that this followed suspicion that Mompha was laundering funds obtained through unlawful activities and had also retained alleged proceeds of crime.
EFCC returns stolen N326,000 to UNIBEN student
The sum was handed over to Gabriel by Adesola Amusan, an assistant commander of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
This came after the student in September petitioned the EFCC over the illegal withdrawal of N326,000 from the N600,000 scholarship grant paid into his account. The anti-graft body recovered the money and arrested three suspects following an investigation into Gabriel's petition.