Fraudster Claiming To Be An EFCC Official Arrested in Lagos

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested a man named Williams Ogwezi, also known as Dr Williams, for claiming to be an official of the commission and defrauding people.

The suspect was said to have coined EFCC identity cards and those of other security agencies.

In a statement made public in Abuja on Thursday, the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, revealed that Ogwezi was arrested in Lagos, following a report from the Nigeria Police Area Command in Ajah, Lagos.

The statement read, “Investigation revealed that the suspect had defrauded one of his victims, a lady, of jewelry valued at N10 million before his arrest. The suspect confessed to the crime in his confessional statement to the EFCC.”

“Items recovered from him at the point of arrest include an identity card with inscription of EFCC; EFCC face masks, three laptops, three mobile phones and two vehicles (Lexus and Hyundai Genesis).”

It was disclosed in the statement that the suspect would soon be charged to court.