A gang of three fake operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission who purportedly go about executing forged Court Order have been arrested in Lagos.
EFCC Zonal Head, Ghali Ahmed disclosed this on Thursday via its official Twitter handle.
"The fraudsters were arrested at New Horizon Estate, Lekki, Lagos, in the middle of their illegal operation to 'serve' a Court Order purported to have emanated from the Mushin Magistrate Court, on an unsuspecting victim," he said.
Ahmed identified the three suspects as Pascal Ugwu Chijoke, Sodiq Ibrahim Adekunle, and Edwin Bassey, who posed as Police Inspector.
The gang posing as operatives of the anti-corruption body allegedly stormed the residence of their target wearing fake EFCC branded jackets, identity cards, and all the paraphernalia of a typical EFCC raid.
The EFCC head warned Nigerians to be wary of impostors, using the good name of the Commission to extort unsuspecting targets. He urged citizens to be vigilant and report suspicious activities to the Commission.
He assured that the Commission is determined to stamp out the activities of impostors. "We will always be ahead of these fraudsters. If they fail to desist, they will face the music," he said.