By Bright Nwogu
One Patience Simon Robert, who posed as an officer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been arrested by the commission’s makurdi zonal office.
Patience while posing as an employee of the EFCC allegedly defrauded several persons with propositions of employment in the EFCC and Nigeria Customs Service.
According to the Spokesman for the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, Patience was arrested following a complaint by a victim whom he collected N1.5million from under the pretext of helping to secure jobs for his children in the EFCC.
Uwujaren noted that 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 Nigeria Customs Service..
Investigation reveals that suspect had severally been arrested for impersonation and fraud by the Nigeria Police and other agencies. It was 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.