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Friday, 17 October 2014

Photo: EFCC arrest Kingpin of fraudsters in Ondo state

Find the EFCC press statement below...
A deadly syndicate of fraudsters who virtually opened an office for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Akure, the Ondo State capital, from where they dispatch fake invitation letters to unsuspecting heads of government agencies purporting to be carrying out investigation activities against them, has been uncovered.
The kingpin of the syndicate, one Olubunmo Olalekan, who is currently in EFCC custody in Abuja, was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS, and handed over to the Commission.
At the point of arrest, Olalekan who parades himself as a Principal Detective Superintendent of the EFCC, had in his possession fake letter head papers of the Commission, 30 GSM sim cards, assorted complimentary cards, a laptop computer and printer from where he churns out the fraudulent invitation letters.

His modus operandi is to send out the bulk invitation letters to as many agencies as possible, via courier, claiming to have pending petitions alleging corruption against their heads.

Investigations so far revealed that the suspect has written and distributed over sixty letters purportedly from the Commission to several top officials of ministries, department and agencies. Among them are the chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Ibadan; Managing Director, NPDC Limited, Sapele Road, Benin City; Professor Idowu Odeyemi, Provost Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences, Jos; Managing Director/Chief Executive Office, Jebba Hydro Electric Plc, Jebba, Niger State; Medical Director, National Obstetric Fistula Centre, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State; Dr. Iyela Ajayi, Provost Federal College of Education, Okene, Kogi State and a host of others.

He would leave a GSM number in the letters asking the agency heads to contact a PDS Adeniyi. Those who fall for the scam are asked to pay money for the purported case against them to be dropped.
The syndicate had gone to the extent of issuing clearance letters to those that met their terms.
But some heads of agencies that are sure they had done nothing untoward to warrant investigation by the EFCC have been bold to contact the Commission, which was how Olalekan was nabbed.

Dr. Asunyikanmu Pius, director of Technical Aids Corps, Abuja was one of the agency heads targeted by the scammer. But once he received the invitation letter with instruction to contact a PDS Adeniyi, Dr. Pius alerted the Commission. He was encouraged to play along and consequently paid the sum of N2 million into an Access Bank Account as demanded by the suspect to throw the case. A sting operation was planned, but Olalekan was arrested by men of the DSS before he could draw the money.
Investigation so far revealed that the suspect who operates from his home in Shagari Extension, Akure, Ondo State has obtained millions of naira from victims who were willing to pay his price to escape the ordeal of a phantom investigation. Unknown to them, they had enriched a fraudster.

Olalekan is not the lone player in this scheme of trickery. His two accomplices, a certain Ahaji Yero and one Mr Bako are currently at large even as the EFCC launches a massive manhunt to bring them to justice.

Olalekan’s arrest represents a major breakthrough in the effort of the EFCC to break the ring of fraudsters that specializes in impersonating officials of the agency to dupe unsuspecting members of the public.
The Commission has repeatedly warned members of the public to be wary of invitation letters purportedly emanating from the agency with instructions to contact any supposed official through a GSM line.

No authentic EFCC invitation letter will request anybody to contact an official by telephone. Rather, you are asked to report at an EFCC office to be interviewed by a designated officer.

Members of the public are encouraged to report any suspicious invitation to the Commission’s Department of Internal Affairs by email: DIA@EFCCNIGERIA.ORG or call this number: 09- 9044758 between 8am and 5pm weekdays only.

52 comments:

onye nsogbu said...

O boy! See levels!!!

Anonymous said...

wow! dis is crios

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richard oseji said...

i dont really see it as my biz duping someone but when you dupe someone of everything,destroying his or her future and that of his or her family then we have a problem...these people are really mean.i know someone who died when he went into a sudden cardiac arrest cuz he was duped and now his family is living in abject poverty and squalor...SMH!!...i hope he gets a life sentence

BONARIO NNAGS said...

I'm sure he did the job better than EFCC.
He targeted government officials,while EFCC targeted yahoo boys.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Adeola Akinsuyi said...

Badoo le le yi o *bursted*

Adeola Akinsuyi said...

Badoo leleyi o *bursted*

Martha E. Ikejiuba said...

All these fruadsters will never ease to amaze me.

FIONA FIONA said...

Very very good

Anonymous said...

Done on him ,, work hard and earn a living but you scam was the right way ,, sorry4u

faith anah said...

Very good

Anonymous said...

Ugly man,he shd rot in hell

Gloriafines Okaiman said...

These guys have mind oooo shooouuu

Anonymous said...

Seems EFCC is now a toothless dog going after petty 419 as if that was the main purpose of her establishment while politicians are bleeding the country to stupor. Dont get me wrong, I do not support 419 or any form of crime but it is high time EFCC was disbanded.

ukbliss said...

Ok, face d music sir

Anonymous said...

Awon omo akure I doff my hat for u guys,I no dey carry dem play.

Anonymous said...

Na wa oo this is serious. hungry Pple wan make money by force! metcheeew $

Anonymous said...

there are many of them in this country.

But alas, efcc do not reply to their mails. I wonder how they operate if they cannot respond to people's complaint.

am sure others are complaining of this. They need an efficient PR team.

Olaleye Adisa said...

Stupid Criminal boy, ur own don RED.
⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

hilary obiorah said...

No guts, no glory!

Anonymous said...

Bastardooo !!!
peeps can do anytin for money...

Shina Shine said...

Criminal

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Gbolahan Akinbode said...

Hahahahahahaha naija we too have brain to thief

#king said...

stupid strategy..if u must do fraud use ur head.......................#KingOfKings

Anonymous said...

Evriday is 4 d thief, one day is 4 d owner

Anonymous said...

Ok we shall vote

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for akin mebawondu to b caught aswell.evryday is for the thief,one day is for d owner* watching

portiaknife said...

Ua on point.

ukwumaka theophilus said...

Chai........I dey respect this country die. People get mind oooooooooooo. Leave am. Crime get levels. Truth be told, there is trouble in the land. Its about time the government take unemployment issue very serious. The rate at which the youths are yielding to crime is very alarming and the rate at which things are going someone will soon use the office of the president and commit crimes.

ukwumaka theophilus said...

@ Eugene are you current at all? This award is over for this year. If i am not mistaking i saw a post that SDK blog won the award. Funny enough I don't even know that blog. LIB POPULAR. I stand to be corrected

ukwumaka theophilus said...

Chai........I dey respect this country die. People get mind oooooooooooo. Leave am. Crime get levels. Truth be told, there is trouble in the land. Its about time the government take unemployment issue very serious. The rate at which the youths are yielding to crime is very alarming and the rate at which things are going someone will soon use the office of the president and commit crimes.

Attah Andrew Attah said...

Some people get brain for runs sha.

Iyke cyndy said...

Things dat pple do 4 money.....smh***choiii

Deo Duce said...

The guy get mind o, really EFCC should go after high class cases and persecute them and stop making noise about t

Anonymous said...

Lol...so funny

Anonymous said...

They should leave the young man alone joor, he went for the rich, can a poor man afford someone N2 million? some are rich there buying new latest cars of N50 Million, N100 Million every 6 months forgetting there are some poor once at there, the poor even make some rich and they back on them after enter into post, they decide doing their business in abroad, America is not like this, here in nigeria to go school wahala, finish school to get job wahala, u end up doing factory work, hard to see scholarship this days, even if u manage hear about that it will still to go to the rich only, didn't EFCC or what so ever called those idiot things hear of some millions of dollars stolen to South Africa with Pastor Ayo Orisejafor's plane? Or what are they trying to tell us? See I dey vex for this country, my grapa once say something like this that "The poor man has refuse to sleep bcos he is hungry and has no food to eat, and the rich man close by can't sleep and even afraid bcos the poor man has not yet sleeping and he don't know what the poor man might do next", so let corruption first of all stop from the leaders, bcos a hungry man is an Angry man.

Headmaxter da abuja reporter said...

all these your 'gbagun' wont "cease" to amaze us

wonuola ajoke said...

Linda,u never post my messages.Na wa 4 dz man oh,i lyk his brain though but he shld have just done it for a while,make his money and run away but that is what stealing and corruption does to u,it's lyk Aving sex,u kip wanting it more# saturdae tinz#

felix adeyekun said...

True talk..The govt officials that paid should be investigated, y pay if you don't have any skeleton in ur cupboard?

Anonymous said...

Good talk

Anonymous said...

Please remain Alhaji Gay please is the most corrupted man in the coutry

Anonymous said...

Ashirititu ooooo. Fake people. Olubummo family is full of fakes! Ask olubummo ronke. Even has a fake name Becky. Hahahah. I laugh in Spanish.

Anonymous said...

I guess he is just assisting EFCC to do their job since they are not efficient ....

Anonymous said...

I guess he is just assisting EFCC to do their job since they are not efficient ....

Anonymous said...

@annoymous4:37 you must be a member of his family or their friend. Ode Oshi. So because he's poor he should now go and steal? What happened to working hard. Hidiot!

APPLE said...

THIEF!

Anonymous said...

Asin so true.. Now they know they have been wasting their time on yahoo boys.. But dis guy sef bad he dey do the work wey efcc suppose dey do. They should investigate the people that paid

Anonymous said...

That one even works for the EFCC they should sack and prosecute the bastard. And this one should have used a foreign account lol

newman skillz said...

D man is mean his fraudry get level make dem give am job 4 efcc...so he will use his talent well

Subomi said...

This dude has got a lot of gutt

joy jin nwasoka said...

Good for him.

Anonymous said...

This dude is so intelligent! With his vast experience, I think he should be prosecuted after which he 'must' be employed by the EFCC to continue from where he stopped...

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