The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office, has
arrested one Azeez Yakubu Afolayan for allegedly impersonating the Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd).
Afolayan was also accused of using Hameed’s name to scam job seekers.
EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, in a statement, said Afolayan was arrested by the anti-graft’s operatives Tuesday, March 5, following complaints from one of his victims.
Orilade further explained that trouble started for Afolayan when a staff of the Customs Service, Hasaan Garba Muhammed petitioned the EFCC, accusing him of defrauding innocent Nigerians seeking employment into the Service.
It was even gathered that Afolayan had so far defrauded the victim of about N1 million.
But under interrogation, Orilade affirmed that the accused had admitted to the crime.
Afolayan was quoted to have confessed, “I started duping people since 2017 up till date, I duped about five people, I collected different amount of money from my victims and all of them used to transfer money to my bank accounts.
“I used to tell them that I will help them to secure employment with the Nigerian Custom Services, but I was just scamming.”
Items recovered from the suspect include: Nigerian Customs Service Application Forms, Customs employment letters, passports of some job seekers among others.
Orilade said the suspect would soon be charged to court.