- A suspected EFCC impostor is arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers state
- David Lohbut Nimdul was reported to the commission by a petitioner who alleged that he was introduced to him as an EFCC staff
- EFCC investigates JAMB’s missing N36m allegedly swallowed by mysterious snake
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a dismissed policeman who has been posing as a staff of the anti-graft agency.
The suspect, David Lohbut Nimdul, who was arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers state was reported to the commission by a petitioner who alleged that he was introduced to him as an EFCC staff.
The petitioner had requested Nimdul to assist in the recovery of a loan of N15,300,000, he offered one Patience Amaewhule, a banker with an old generation bank in Port Harcourt.
The banker allegedly obtained the loan from him and promised to pay back in 120 days, however, she failed to keep faith with the promise and Nimdul came on the scene to assist in the recovery of the loan.
To demonstrate to the petitioner that he was indeed an EFCC staff, Nimdul allegedly went with the petitioner to Amaewhule's office to arrest her. He even recorded a Statement made by the banker and collected her house's documents.
He ordered the banker to commence the repayment of the loan to the petitioner and directed her to pay an initial sum of N250,000 into his bank account, promising that the money would be payed into EFCC's loan recovery account. The petitioner later found out that Nimdul was an impostor and reported him to the commission.
According to finding by the anti-graft agency, the suspect is a mobile policeman dismissed in 2012 after an orderly room found him guilty of corrupt practices.
Prior to his dismissal from the force, he worked as a seconded staff to the EFCC and had since been disengaged from the commission. Nimdul was also found to have sent several text messages to different individuals claiming to be an EFCC operative from the Abuja office.
Meanwhile, the EFCC has begun investigating a sales clerk, Philomina Chieshe , who claimed a mystery snake sneaked into the account office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Makurdi, the Benue state capital and swallowed N36m.
The anti-graft agency in a Facebook post on Tuesday, February 13, said it was probing the matter and would keep Nigerians updated.
“The Eagle on the snake! We shall keep you posted,” it said.
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