Fake Army General arrested by EFCC allegedly linked to the killing of some #ENDSARS protesters in Lagos
Jan. 14, 2022
The news of the arrest of one Bolarinwa Oluwasegun, a fake Army General, for an alleged N270m fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos Zonal Command is generating a lot of interest on Twitter.
Bolarinwa is alleged to have shot and killed 2 #ENDSARS protesters in Lagos last October.
Though the suspect has been arrested for a different crime bothering on fraud and impersonation, Nigerians have expressed displeasure that he was arrested for a different crime and not for the alleged killing of the protesters.
According to the EFCC in a statement, the suspect, who posed as a General in the Nigerian Army, allegedly made false representations to the complainant, Kodef Clearing Resources, that President, Muhammadu Buhari, had shortlisted him and one other to be appointed as the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, and that he needed a short grant “to press and process the appointment.”
In the said letter, he claimed that he needed to pay a certain amount of money into the coffers of the Federal Government of Nigeria, as part of the requirements for the appointment as COAS.
Oluwasegun, in his bid to defraud the victim, also allegedly forged several documents and the signature of the President.
He was arrested at his house in the Alagbado area of Lagos State on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
Upon his arrest, six pump action guns, three cartridge bullets, a swagger stick and several forged documents were recovered from him.
The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations have been concluded.