Olaposi Semiu, who was swindled by a fake EFCC operative, has revealed how he was defrauded of his hard earned money while attempting to secure a job for his son.
According to Semiu who resides in Agbara area of Lagos State, “I was one of the many victims who Emeka Emmanuel defrauded.”
“I didn’t know he was an impostor as he claimed he was an operative of EFCC and had the connections to help secure a job for my son.
“He requested for processing fee, which I gave him. He collected the sum of N51,000 from me over a month ago, promising to secure employment in the agency where he said he worked.”
However, the 29-year-old suspect, Emeka Emmanuel, met his waterloo when Policemen from Ojo Division, received several complaints from victims who had been swindled by the suspect, and a manhunt for him was launched.
The manhunt eventually paid off as the suspect, Emmanuel was arrested on 14th September, 2019, at about 11am at his hideout in Iyana Iba area of Lagos.
It was learned that an EFCC identity card, with which he used to dupe innocent people was found in his possession.
Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana said the suspect, Emeka Emmanuel was in possession of a fake EFCC ID card, which he used in parading himself as an EFCC operative.
DSP Elkana explained that the suspect had already duped innocent citizens under the pretense of providing them employment with the EFCC.
“Apart from Olaposi Semiu who the suspect swindled, Emeka was said to have defrauded other victims under the false pretence that he was an operative of EFCC and had the connection to secure jobs for them”.
“The suspect who has confessed to the crime was also found operating illegal medical facility in his residence. Other items recovered included medical equipment and fake certificates”.
“The Command is using this medium to advise members of the public, especially job seekers to be mindful of the activities of such job scammers in order not to fall prey to their antics. Investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation”.