EFCC Docks Another Imposter
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on
Thursday, October 22, 2015 arraigned one Folusho Stephen
before Justice C.N Oji of the High Court of the Federal
Capital Territory sitting in Apo, Abuja on one count charge
bordering on impersonation and fraud, contrary to Section
320 (a) of the Penal Code.
Stephen allegedly posed as a staff of the EFCC, and
attempted to defraud one Henry O. Ojogo, a former
accountant general, Cross River State, to the tune of
N600,000.00 (six hundred thousand naira) to enable him
give the victim a soft landing in a case he purportedly had
with the Commission.
asked the victim to pay the sum of N400,000.00 (four
hundred thousand naira) within an hour and the balance of
N200,000 (two hundred thousand naira) at a later date into a
particular account in one of the new generation banks to
enable him destroy a purported case file.
Ojogo, confident that, he had no skeleton in his cupboard,
suspected a foul play and consequently reported the case to
the Commission who swung into action and advised the
victim to play along before the law caught up with him.
The charge reads:
“That you, FOLUSHO STEPHEN on or about the 23rd day of
April, 2015 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this honourable
court fraudulently attempted to induce one Henry O.
to deliver the sum of N400,000 (four hundred thousand
naira) to you by deceiving him that you were a staff of the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and
that you are in possession of the petition written against him
to the Commission for abuse of office and that you will
assist him to destroy the case file and thereby committed an
offence contrary to section 320 (a) of the PENAL CODE LAW
and punishable under section 322 of the same law.”
The accused admitted committing the crime when the
charge was read to him.
Upon the accused plea of guilty, counsel to EFCC, Victor
Ukagwu urged the court to convict and sentence him in
accordance with the provisions of Section 274 of the
Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015.
Justice Oji adjourned the case to Friday, October 23, 2015
for reviewing of facts by the prosecution.