EFCC Man bags 14 years in prison for impersonation

A Gombe High Court has sentenced a man to 14 years in prison for impersonating EFCC operative.

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A man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison over charges of impersonation as an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Gombe state.

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A High Court sitting in the state capital sentenced the accused identified as Muhammad Adamu, over the weekend.

The information was contained in an email sent to Sunday Punch by the spokesman for the commission’s zonal office in Gombe, Mr Gbenga Aroyehun.

Mr Aroyehun revealed that the commission charged Adamu for impersonation after he pretended to be one of its operatives at the Executive Secretary of the Gombe Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board with the aim of extorting money as well as other benefits from the board.

He said that the secretary of the pilgrim's board petitioned the commission, alleging that Adamu presented a list of false officials of the Gombe zonal office of the EFCC, adding that the suspect demanded unspecified amounts of money to induce the EFCC officials.

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The spokesman for the anti-graft agency also stated that other charges brought against Adamu include an attempt to commit an offence and possession of forged documents.

“The judge also ordered that the convict pay a restitution of N45,000 to one Musa Haruna, being the sum the convict falsely collected from him and a fine of N50,000,” he said.

The convict was remanded in jail following the sentencing without an option of fine.

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