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Gombe teacher nabbed for impersonating police, EFCC

15 July 2015, 15:57

Lagos - A primary school teacher has been arrested for parading himself as a member of the police force and staff of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

Mohammed Adamu (aka Mohammed Bala) was picked up while allegedly extorting money from Alhaji Usman Gurama, the Executive Secretary, Gombe State Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board, under the guise of securing a Hajj seat to Saudi Arabia for staff of the Gombe zone of the Commission.

Investigations by the Commission revealed that the suspect had written a letter to the executive secretary of the pilgrims board, requesting for money to give to staff of EFCC for the pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Upon his arrest by the EFCC operatives, he reportedly confessed not being a staff of the Commission. It turned out that the suspect works with Gombe Local Government Education Authority (L.E.A) as assistant headmaster at Madaki Primary School in Gombe State.

Adamu was found in possession of Nigeria Police identity card with his name and picture as Corporal (CLP), a temporary appointment offer letter from Gombe local government education authority, three different copies of Hajj Seats receipts and a letter written by the suspect on a plain paper to the executive secretary Gombe State Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board, requesting for money for supposed staff of EFCC.

The accused person will be arraigned in Court as soon as investigation is concluded, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Spokesperson, said.


- CAJ News


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