The Delta State Police Command says it has arrested five men parading themselves as officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Bright Edafe disclosed this in a Friday statement.
He said that the suspects were nabbed on Wednesday, November 23.
“The Command on 23/11/2022 arrested five fake EFCC operatives whose antecedents led to the “END EFCC” PROTEST in Delta.
“They are, (1) Prince Allison ‘m’ age 29yrs, who claimed to be an EFCC contract staff in Portharcourt, (2) George Chisom Onyeweagu ‘m’ 29yrs resident in Owerri, (3) Duke Okoro ‘m’ age 40years resident in Asaba Delta State, (4)Joseph Osinachi ‘m’ age 23yrs, resident in Lagos State, (5) Onyocha Stanley ‘m’ age 32yrs, resident in Owerri,” the statement read in part.
Edafe further said that the suspects have admitted to have robbed different victims from various parts of the state.
“Six of their victims have also identified them. One of their victims stated that his house was stormed at night by the syndicate.
“They gained entrance into the compound by scaling the fence, broke into his apartment, forcefully abducted and took him away in a white Toyota Hiace bus.
“They forcefully collected his phones from him, other valuables worth three million, seven hundred thousand naira (#3,700,000), made cash transfer of two million, five hundred thousand naira (#2,500,000) and told him that they will come for him again.
“Five other victims also reported to the Command and made statements of how they were robbed of about fifteen million naira (#15,000,000).
“Manhunt for the other members of the gang is ongoing,” the police statement read.