From James Ojo, Abuja
Less than a week after he raised the alarm over scammers using his name to defraud people, acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu yesterday, said Olu Adebanjo, who heads a syndicate that extorts money from people in the guise of clearing them of non-existent petitions purportedly brought against them at the commission has been arrested.
Magu said operatives of the commission arrested the 45-year-old man on June 17, in a failed attempt to swindle Professor Julius A. Okojie, executive secretary of the National Universities Commission ( NUC) of N3 million to clear him of a purported corruption allegation.
He explained that the NUC secretary alerted the commission about the activities of fraudsters impersonating to defraud Vice Chancellors of various universities and they were advised to play along with the fraudsters.
Adebanjo, he added, walked into a trap set for him when he attempted “to cash money” from one of the new generation banks. Spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren said in a statement that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation was completed.