Three fraudsters have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for impersonating their Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
According to the EFCC, the trio of Chukwuma Charles Eze, Ogechi Emeka Okwuosa and Iheoma Miriam Anokwuru, were picked up after they had attempted to scam the Chairman of the Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, Prince Casmir I. Ajulu, of the sum of N16 million, while pretending to be Magu.
In a statement confirming the arrest of the fraudsters, the Head, Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said:
“According to Ajulu, the suspects allegedly sent a text message to his mobile phone on March 26, 2016, requesting a list of the names of House of Representatives designates who wanted their Certificates of Return for the last election held in the state.
The suspects also allegedly sent some text messages to Ajulu, assuring him that Magu had contacted the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, over the matter."
"Given Ajulu’s reluctance to meet their demand, the suspects, however, allegedly threatened to deal with him.
The suspects were, however, arrested in a sting operation by operatives of the Commission.”