Police arrest ‘EFCC operatives’ who extorted citizens of N21.2m

The police in Delta state have arrested five Economic and Financial Crimes Commission impostors, who allegedly robbed six victims of N21.2 million.

The fake operatives are identified as Prince Allison, 29; George Chisom Onyeweagu, 29; Duke Okoro, 40; Joseph Osinachi, 23, and Onyocha Stanley, 32. One of them, Onyeweagu, claimed to be a contract staffer with the EFCC in Port Harcourt, a claim yet to be denied by the anti-graft body.

The police said that six victims identified the accused as those who broke into their homes and fleeced them of their valuables including money.

One victim said the accused men stormed his house in the dead of night, after jumping over the perimeter fence of the building.

The victim alleged the phony operatives “forcefully abducted and took him away in a white Toyota Hiace bus, collected his phones and other valuables worth three million, seven hundred thousand naira (N3,700,000)”

The suspects also forced the victim to transfer two million, five hundred thousand naira (N2,500,000) from his bank account to them while they promised to come for him again.

Five others claimed the fake anti-graft officials robbed them of N15,000,000 during their encounter with them.

The police said the activities of the suspects, who disguised as EFCC personnel,led to the “END EFCC” protest in Delta some months back.

A Point of Sale device,  vehicle registration plates, fake identification cards were among items recovered from the suspect.



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