The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has arrested one Felix Idowu for allegedly impersonating Ibrahim Magu, its Acting Chairman.
Wilson Uwujaren, Spokesperson of EFCC in a statement issued on Wednesday said the suspect was a real estate agent and a graduate of Political Science.
According to him, Idowu was found with documents which had the forged signature of the EFCC boss and would be charged to court as soon as the investigation was concluded.
Prior to his arrest, the EFCC received intelligence report that the suspect, while posing as an operative of the EFCC, requested for money in order ‘to kill’ a petition purportedly written against the complainant.
“The EFCC swung into action by asking the complainant to play along. In the process, Idowu was asked to liaise with the complainant’s personal assistant, who was an EFCC undercover agent.
“While interacting with the undercover agent, the suspect was lured to a popular supermarket in Wuse 2, Abuja, where he was arrested on Monday, April 30.
“Upon search of his Lexus EX 350 car, a lot of documents were recovered including letter of investigation activities on a fake EFCC letter-head paper with ‘Ref No: CTGI/6/vol.1’.
“Also found was a letter of petition written to EFCC with ‘EFCC stamp received’ bearing Magu’s forged signature,’’ he said.