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Thursday, 16 March 2017

EFCC Arrests Cleric Impersonator Over N11m Internet Fraud

By Ige Olugbenga with agency report

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Saheed Omoniyi over alleged N11 million fraud perpetrated through the internet.

Ayo Oyewole, the Head of Public Affairs, EFCC Ibadan Zonal Office, told newsmen on Thursday that Omoniyi, 24, lured his victims to defraud them by posing as a renowned Islamic cleric.

How It Happened

He said that the suspect had impersonated a popular Lagos-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Sulaiman Onikijipa, on the internet, seeking donations from his unsuspecting followers.

Oyewole said that the suspect had lured the unsuspecting followers of the popular cleric to pay donations into an account purportedly opened by the Sheikh.

”The commission got wind of Omoniyi’s fraudulent activities through a petition sent to the anti-graft agency by the Islamic cleric.

“The commission’s investigations revealed that the suspect had obtained over N11 million before his arrest on Monday, March 13.”

Accused Arrested On His Way To The Bank

Oyewole said he was arrested on his way to the bank to withdraw the latest donations of one million naira into the fraudulent account.”

He stated that Omoniyi, who hails from Offa in Kwara State, had made confessional statement to operatives of the commission.

Oyewole further said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as the investigation was concluded.


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