Press Release: Man Jailed 14 Years After Impersonating EFCC



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A man, who falsely presented himself as a staff of the EFCC in Gombe
state has been sentenced to fourteen years in prison by the High Court
of Justice, Gombe State.

The EFCC had charged the convict, Muhammad
A. Adamu, for impersonation when he claimed to be a staff of the
Commission to the Executive Secretary of Gombe Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare
Board in order to extort money and other benefits from the board. 

told the Secretary that the latter was under
investigation by the Commission, presented a list of false officials of
the Gombe zonal office and demanded unspecified amount to induce the
officials, the Secretary claimed in his petition to the Commission’s
office in May 2015.

Other charges include attempt to commit an
offence under the Advance Fee Fraud that attracts a penalty of four
years in prison without option of fine, being in possession of forged
documents a offence under the penal code and also attracts both fine and

The judge also ordered that the convict pay a
restitution of N45, 000.00(forty-five thousand naira) to one Musa Haruna
being the sum the convict falsely collected from him and a fine of
N50,000.00 (fifty thousand naira) respectively. 

Barrister S.M. Aliyu
prosecuted the case for the Commission

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