EFCC arrests fake army general who claimed President Buhari nominated him as COAS for alleged N270m fraud

EFCC arrests fake army general who claimed President Buhari nominated him as COAS for alleged N270m fraud

A fake Army General, Bolarinwa Oluwasegun, was arrested by the Lagos Zonal Command of the EFCC for an alleged fraud of N270m.

The suspect, who posed as a General in the Nigerian Army, allegedly told the complainant, Kodef Clearing Resources, that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, had shortlisted him for the job of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and he needed a small grant to proceed with the appointment.

He also allegedly forged a letter of appointment as COAS purportedly signed by the President and showed the same to the victim to further prove his claim.

In the said letter, he claimed that he needed to pay a certain amount of money into the coffers of the Federal Government of Nigeria, as part of the requirements for the appointment as COAS.

Oluwasegun, in his bid to defraud the victim, also allegedly forged several documents and the signature of the President.

He was arrested at his house in the Alagbado area of Lagos State on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

Six pump action guns, three cartridge bullets, a swagger stick and several forged documents were recovered from him during his arrest.

An indictment will be filed against the suspect as soon as the investigation has been completed.EFCC arrests fake army general who claimed President Buhari nominated him as COAS for alleged N270m fraud EFCC arrests fake army general who claimed President Buhari nominated him as COAS for alleged N270m fraud EFCC arrests fake army general who claimed President Buhari nominated him as COAS for alleged N270m fraud EFCC arrests fake army general who claimed President Buhari nominated him as COAS for alleged N270m fraud

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