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