Two men, Abbas Attahiru and Mohammed Sufiyanu, who parade themselves as operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, were yesterday arrested for offences bordering on impersonation and obtaining by false pretence. Both men were arrested after an individual notified the commission of his encounter with both men.
The suspects had tried to extort some money from the complainant who they told had a petition against him at the commission. They promised to give the complaint a soft landing if he co-operated and gave them some money.
Suspecting a foul player, the complainant contacted the commission and he was asked to play along as the EFCC does not solicit for, nor accept payments/gratification from persons or organisations under any guise to settle matters.
The commission arrested both men at the home of the complainant where they had gone to collect N100, 000 bribe meant to kill a fictitious case. They will soon be charged to court.