In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 22nd, September, 2020

EFCC Arrests Faux Military Lieutenant Over Alleged A number of Fraud

EFCC Arrests Fake Army Lieutenant Over Alleged Multiple Fraud


The Suspect, Eze Mavus Ugochukwu

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, Gombe Zonal Workplace has arrested one Eze Mavus Ugochukwu, a scholar of Pc Science, Bauchi State Polytechnic, who allegedly defrauds unsuspecting members of the general public by posing as a Lieutenant within the Nigerian Military.

In response to an announcement launched on Monday, Ugochukwu, an indigene of Nsukka Native Authorities Space of Enugu State was arrested by the officers of 33 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Military, Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi State and handed over to the Gombe Zonal Workplace of the EFCC for additional investigation and attainable prosecution.

He was arrested following a grievance, lodged by one Mrs Dorcas Oni that the suspect offered himself to her as a Lieutenant in Nigerian Military and instructed her that he would help her in securing admission for her son into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) for which he made her switch the sum of N400okay to his account.

In the middle of EFCC’s investigation, it was found that the suspect has defrauded another victims to the tune of N1, 455,00zero.00 (One Million, 4 Hundred and Fifty-5 Thousand Naira), utilizing the identical navy bait. All of the proceeds of crime had been paid into his two financial institution accounts domiciled in FCMB and STANBIC IBTC, between December 2019 and July 2020.

Investigations additional revealed that the suspect succeeded in making his victims imagine he was a navy officer by photo-shopping navy officers’ uniforms and superimposing the picture of his face on them, complementing the fraud by attaching his identify tag on the uniforms.

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He was additionally found to have cast navy paperwork that he handed off to his victims as real in a bid to persuade them that he would safe NDA admission for them.

He will likely be charged to court docket as quickly as investigations are concluded.

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