The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, said it has arrested the trio of Yakubu Dankaba (aka Yakubu Hamisu), Yahaya Baba and Usman Abdulhakeem (aka Chairman) at Area 3 of Garki District, Abuja for their involvement in a N20 million fraud.
According to a statement signed by the spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, the suspects allegedly posed as operatives of the EFCC with the aim of extorting N20 million from the FCT Water Board director. They had written a letter to him, purported to be from the EFCC, and notified him of being under investigation. They however, offered to help him quash the investigation, if he could part with the sum of N20 million.
Uwujaren noted that while suspecting that he was about to be swindled, the director alerted the EFCC, which swung into action, and caught the three suspects in their own web of tricks.
They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed. He however reiterated that the EFCC has consistently warned members of the public to desist from offering money to persons claiming to be officials of the Commission and trying to interfere with on-going investigations by the Commission. Solicitation for gratification by both fake and genuine officers of the agency should be reported to any office of the EFCC in the zones or the nearest police station.