Fake EFCC Agents Sentenced to 46 Years for Fraud and Impersonation

Two men, Ugwu Chijioke and Ibrahim Adekunle, have been sentenced to 46 years in prison for impersonating Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operatives.

They were arrested in May 2021 at New Horizon Estate, Lekki, Lagos, while executing a fake court order. The EFCC recovered fake identity cards, jackets, and documents from the suspects.

The Lagos Zonal Command of the EFCC arraigned the suspects on October 12, 2021, on charges of impersonation, attempted property fraud, possession of false documents, and unlawful use of EFCC uniforms.

The Special Offences Court in Ikeja, presided over by Justice O.O. Abike-Fadipe, found them guilty on all counts.

The court sentenced each defendant to seven years on counts one to three, one year on count four, and eight months on count five, with sentences to run concurrently.

The case highlighted the severity of crimes involving impersonation and fraud in Nigeria and underscored the importance of safeguarding the integrity of law enforcement agencies.

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