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Man in trouble for impersonating US soldier

16 April 2014, 20:52Augustine Osayande

Abuja - A Lagos man has appeared in court for impersonating an American soldier on special duties in Afghanistan.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the suspect, Moshood Olalekan, before Justice Taiwo of the Lagos High Court, for his troubles.

According to a statement by the commission Olalekan was arraigned on a 17-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and possession of fraudulent documents.

The anti- graft agency added that Olalekan’s arrest followed a complaint by the United States Department of Homeland Security, alleging that the accused had been impersonating one Lieutenant-Colonel Cabin Cayce Webb, an American soldier on special duties in the Middle East country.

Part of the charge sheet reads, “Adagun Moshood Olalekan (a.k.a Lieutenant Colonel Cadin Cayce WebB-) on or about 6th day of October, 2013 in Lagos within the Lagos Judicial Division with intent to defraud obtained the sum $800 (Eight Hundred United States Dollar) by false pretence from Diana Snow by falsely representing to her that you are one Lieutenant Colonel Cadin Cayce Webb which representation you know to be false."

Justice Taiwo ordered that the defendant be remanded in Ikoyi Prison and adjourned the case to May 15 and 16 for trial.

– CAJ News

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