Two fake EFCC staff identified as Michael Friday Edenya and Adedayo Amzat, Managing Director, Zedcrest Capital Limited, have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos zonal office of the anti-graft agency.
Edenya, one of the fake EFCC staff who was arrested reportedly delivered forged letters purportedly originating from the EFCC’s Special Control Unit against Money Laundering, SCUML, to both Access Bank Plc and Coronation Merchant Bank Plc on Friday, August 15, 2018.
The Anti-graft agency also secured the conviction of another fake EFCC staff identified as Mr David Nimdu. Justice Turaki Mohammed of the Federal Hgh Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Monday, March 11, 2019 convicted and sentenced to one year imprisonment, Mr David Nimdu, a fake staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arrested and put to trial by the Port Harcourt’s Zone of the Commission. His conviction came after he was arraigned on one- count charge bordering on obtaining the sum of N250, 000.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) only under false pretences from a petitioner that alleged that he claimed to be an EFCC Staff.
Read the full statement from the EFCC below;
EFCC Arrests Two For Impersonation
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested Michael Friday Edenya and Adedayo Amzat, Managing Director, Zedcrest Capital Limited, for alleged offences bordering on impersonation and forgery.
The first suspect, Edenya, allegedly delivered forged letters purportedly originating from the EFCC’s Special Control Unit against Money Laundering, SCUML, to both Access Bank Plc and Coronation Merchant Bank Plc on Friday, August 15, 2018, requesting the account opening package and statement of account of one Rotimi Williams Monye as well as that of his company, Giltedege Partners and Advisory Services Limited.
Edenya, in his statement to the EFCC, stated that the letters were given to him by the second suspect, Amzat, to deliver on behalf of the Commission to the banks.
He further confessed that he posed as an employee of the Commission when he carried out the alleged criminal act at the respective bank.
However, the second suspect, Amzat, denied any knowledge of the said letters. Investigation revealed that the forged letters bore the name Monye, a former employee of the second suspect, Amzat. The suspects will soon be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.