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Published On: Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020

Employment scam: EFCC nabs serial impostor

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From: Uche Nnorom, Makurdi

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Makurdi Zonal Office, yesterday arrested one Patience Simon Robert, for impersonating as Officer of the Commission and allegedly defrauded many people with propositions of employment in the EFCC and Nigeria Customs Service, NCS.
Patience was arrested following a complaint by a victim whom he collected N1.5million from under the pretence of helping to secure jobs for his children in the EFCC.
The complainant equally, revealed that the suspect tricked his younger brother to part with the sum of N300,000 after promising to get his children employed in the NCS.
Investigation revealed that the suspect had severally been arrested for impersonation and fraud by the Nigeria Police and other agencies.
It was also, discovered that she had been charged to a Magistrate Court in Minna, Niger State, for impersonation and obtaining money under false pretence.
She allegedly obtained over N11million from several victims with propositions of job offers in various agencies while parading herself as a staff of the EFCC.
The suspect also defrauded another victim in Abuja to the tune of N4.5 million while posing as ‘Director of Civil Intelligence’ in EFCC.
The suspect would be charged to Court as soon investigation is concluded.

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