EFCC arrests fake Lagos doctor for fraud


Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested one Williams Ogwezi, also known as Dr Williams, for parading himself as an official of the commission to defraud his unsuspecting victims.

He was said to have also forged EFCC identity cards and those of other law enforcement agencies.

The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed in a statement in Abuja, on Thursday, that Ogwezi was arrested in Lagos, following a report from the Nigeria Police Area Command, Ajah, Lagos.

It said, “Investigation revealed that the suspect had defrauded one of his victims, a lady, of jewelry valued at N10 million before his arrest. The suspect confessed to the crime in his confessional statement to the EFCC.”

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“Items recovered from him at the point of arrest include an identity card with inscription of EFCC; EFCC face masks, three laptops, three mobile phones and two vehicles (Lexus and Hyundai Genesis),” the statement indicated, adding that the suspect would soon be charged to court.

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