A young man who impersonated the Customs boss to dupe job seekers have been arrested.
Alao Christian Akomije, a 26-year-old man, has been arrested and charged to court for allegedly impersonating a Deputy Comptroller General of Customs and duping unsuspecting members of the public with the trick he would get them employment into the Nigeria Customs Service.
Akojime was arraigned before a Lagos State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Igbosere presided over by Magistrate F. F. George, on a four-count charge ranging from conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence to impersonation.
The police prosecutor in the case, Inspector Haruna Ibrahim, told the court that the suspect and others still at large had obtained the sum of N33, 300 from one Samuel Eze with the pretence of helping him get recruited into the Nigerian Customs Service, by pretending to be Peter Akande, a Deputy Comptroller General of Customs.
The suspect was also alleged to be impersonating the Customs Comptroller by advertising and auctioning cars for sale, kniwng that information to be false.
When the charges were read to him, Akomije pleaded not guilty and Magistrate George admitted him to bail in the sum of N50,000, while adjourning the case till October 2, for mention.