One Felix Idowu has been nabbed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly impersonating the agency’s Acting Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.
This was confirmed in a statement issued on Wednesday by the spokesman of the commission, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, in which he disclosed that the suspect was a real estate agent and a graduate of political science.
He also said that the suspect was in possession of documents which had forged signature of the EFCC boss.
He said, “Prior to his arrest, the EFCC received intelligence report that the suspect, while posing as an operative of the EFCC, requested for money in order ‘to kill’ a petition purportedly written against the complainant.
“The EFCC swung into action by asking the complainant to play along. In the process, Idowu was asked to liaise with the complainant’s personal assistant, who was an EFCC undercover agent.
“While interacting with the undercover agent, the suspect was lured to a popular supermarket in Wuse 2, Abuja, where he was arrested on Monday, April 30.
“Upon search of his Lexus EX 350 car, a lot of documents were recovered including a letter of investigation activities on a fake EFCC letter-head paper with ‘Ref No: CTGI/6/vol.1’.
“Also found was a letter of a petition written to EFCC with ‘EFCC stamp received’ bearing Magu’s forged signature.’’
Finally he said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.