Abuja - The Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a man masquerading as an Assistant Commissioner of the organisation before the High Court in Abuja.
Kunle Adeshola is facing seven charges including impersonation, forgery and obtaining after he was arrested presenting himself to the Director General of the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) claiming he had been assigned to discreetly investigate staff of the company.
It is alleged the suspect also holds a fake doctorate from the University of Jos.
The charges sheet reads, “That you Kunle Adeshola sometime between May and October, 2013 in Abuja, in the Abuja Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, falsely pretended to hold the office of an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission with staff identity card no. EFCC: 073, as a public servant and in such assumed character held out yourself to the Director General and staff of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation under colour of such office and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 132 of the Penal Code Cap. 532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990.”
The accused pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.
Justice Baba granted the accused bail to the sum of N2 million.
The case was adjourned to November 29 for hearing.
– CAJ News