Man Arrested For Impersonating AGF

The Department of State Security Services (DSS) has arrested a fraudster impersonating the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Idris Ahmed.

A statement from the Office of the AGF signed by Ifeanyi Okereke for the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, said “some unscrupulous elements have created social media accounts and parading themselves on the platforms as the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF).”

By creating these social media accounts, the OAGF said the scammers “are and may be defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.”

The OAGF, according to the statement, reported the nefarious activities of the scammers to the Department of State Services (DSS) which resulted in the arrest of one IZUAGIE MOHAMMED by security operatives in Benin City, Edo State on August 24 for impersonating the AGF.

“Mohammed, using a bogus facebook account where he poses as the Accountant-General of Nigeria, had already defrauded some unwary members of the public, by promising to help them facilitate access to the Central Bank Empowerment Loans, among other dubious claims,” the statement said.


Man arrested for Impersonating AGF

Man Arrested For Impersonating Movie Star, Defrauding Fans

A 23-year-old man, Sylvester Onakpobe, has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly impersonating a Nollywood actor, Michael Ifeanyi, on social media and defrauding his fans.

The suspect was nabbed by operatives attached to the Maroko Division in Victoria Island following a petition filed by the action on August 17.

He was alleged to have used the actor’s name and photograph on Facebook to collect huge sum of money from unsuspecting persons under the guise of organising a film festival.

It was gathered that the suspect was trailed and arrested while on the verge of collecting N3.5million from one of the actor’s fans who resides in France.

Confirming the arrest, the command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said the suspect confessed to the crime, adding that he was part of a syndicate.

“Effort is on to arrest other members of the syndicate. The Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has directed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO, Abdulmajid Isah, to charge the suspect to court.

“He also warned all internet fraudsters that the command will do everything possible to stop their nefarious activities and ensure diligent prosecutions of the arrested ones,” she said.


Man arrested for ‘impersonating’ movie star

N16m Scam: EFCC Arrests 3 For Impersonating Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested three members of a syndicate for allegedly impersonating the Commission’s acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.

According to the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, the suspects were arrested in a sting operation by operatives of the Commission.

The suspects- Anokwuru Miriam Iheoma, Chukwuma Charles Eze and Ogechi Emeka Okwuosa, had allegedly  attempted to obtain the sum of N16,0000,000.00 (Sixteen Million Naira) from Prince Casmir I. Ajulu, Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  Anambra State.

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.’’

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Man Jailed For Impersonating Nicki Minaj

A British man has been jailed for four months after repeating calling emergency phone services claiming to be Nicki Minaj.

While this normally wouldn’t be a critical offense, 24 year-old Stephen Brown’s claims were part of a string of calls made to the emergency phone service earlier this year. He previously called emergency services claiming that two men were attacking him before hanging up and calling back saying he wanted to cancel the first call, that he was Nicki Minaj and that there was a poltergeist in his house, according to NY Daily News.

While in court appealing a sentence for breaching the Anti-Social Behaviour Order, the judge sentenced Brown to four months in jail calling him a “nuisance” but recognizing that he clearly needs help after his defense attorney described him as a chronic alcoholic. Brown is still banned him from making any more emergency calls unless he is in an actual emergency.

Read More: Complex

El-Rufai Raises Alarm About Fraudsters Impersonating Him

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, on Monday raised the alarm that fraudsters are using his name to defraud job seekers in the state.

The Governor warned those applying for employment in the State Civil Service or contracts to be wary of such unscrupulous elements.

In a statement he issued through his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, Governor El-Rufai said that security agencies were on the trail of the fraudsters.

According to him, the fraudsters specialised in duping persons under the guise of securing government appointments and contracts in the state for them.

He warned the public, especially those seeking jobs or contracts in the state, against the nefarious acts of the syndicate in order not to fall victim.

According to the statement, the fraudsters have been dropping a Bank account, with the name Martin Anderson and telephone numbers circulate through Facebook and other social network platforms.