Two men and a “Mobile Police Inspector” alleged to have impersonated operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and extorting unsuspecting members of the public were Thursday paraded in Lagos.
The two-man gang and the officer were nabbed at New Horizon Estate, Lekki, Lagos on Wednesday, “in the middle of an illegal operation to serve a purported court order on an unsuspecting victim,” said the agency’s Zonal Head in, Lagos, Ghali Mohammed Ahmed.
“The trio, Pascal Ugwu Chijioke, Sodiq Ibrahim Adekunle and Edwin Bassey, the Police Inspector, had posed as operatives of the EFCC, and stormed the residence of their target with all the paraphernalia of a typical EFCC raid – armed with security back-up, fake branded EFCC jackets and EFCC identity cards.
“They, however, ran out of luck as the Commission, acting on a tip-off, swooped on them.
“Items recovered from them include the fake EFCC ID cards, the jackets, the purported Court Order touted to have emanated from Mushin Magistrate Court, a truckload of household properties belonging to the unsuspecting victim.”