EFCC Arrests APC Chieftain who Faked Army General Identity for N270 Million Fraud

 

Alt: = "Fake Army General, Bolarinwa Oluwasegun"

Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested one Bolarinwa Oluwasegun, an APC chieftain who faked identity of Army General, over an alleged N270m fraud.

The suspect, who posed as a General in the Nigerian Army, allegedly made false representations to the complainant, Kodef Clearing Resources, that 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.”

According to a statement by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, the suspect 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.

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

He was arrested at his house in the Alagbado area of Lagos State on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

Upon his arrest, six pump action guns, three cartridge bullets, a swagger stick and several forged documents were recovered from him.

The EFCC spokesperson disclosed that the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations have been concluded.

Mr Oluwasegun is a well-known figure in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). His brutish and crude behaviour were well documented during the EndSARS protests when he shot repeatedly at protesting youths.

The journalist who recorded Mr Oluwasegun’s senseless rampage, 20-year old Pelumi Onifade, went missing for several days before he was later found dead in police custody

Despite clamour by Nigerians and the plethora of evidence that exposed Mr Oluwasegun of having committed a crime, he was neither arrested nor prosecuted by the Nigerian police

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