The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), have arrested a Nigerian man Jamiu Isiaka for allegedly impersonation and fraudulent.
The man in question, is an Islamic scholar and a herbal ritualist.
Isiaka impersonated the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru and the special adviser to the president on Media Femi Adesina among other prominent citizens.
The suspect in collaboration with his co-offenders allegedly used the names of the senior government officials to fleece a South Korean national, Keun Sig Kim, of N30 million under the pretence of getting him an NNPC license for oil business in Nigeria.
The Korean who was Defrauded had filed a the report to EFCC on noticing that the business didn’t go through.
He said, “I transferred $4,285.071 to the United Bank of Africa, account number 2107575870 in the name of one Jamiu Isiaka, an associate of Mr Shola Adeshina,” the complainant wrote.
It is noteworthy that these account particulars have been provided severally for me to make the transfer to,” the Korean reported.
During interrogation, the suspect, Isiaka, claimed that he used the money to perform a sacrifice on behalf of the petitioner.
He admitted that he used the money to buy a vulture, elephant’s skin, elephant’s intestine, lion’s skull, gorilla’s liver, among others t perform some sacrifices in favour of the Korean.
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