EFCC arrests Islamic scholar/herbalist for impersonating Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) Dr Maikanti Baru and the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina among other prominent citizens.
EFCC‘s zonal office in Ilorin, Kwara state arrested 31-year-old Jamiu Isiaka who allegedly scammed a foreigner from South Korea, Keun Sig Kim, under the pretense of being senior government officials trying to help him get an NNPC license that would enable him purchase a company.
The petitioner had paid over N30million (Thirty Million Naira) into the suspect’s account as fee to get the license.
According to Keun Sig Kim
“I transferred $4,285.071 (Four Thousand, Two Hundred and Eighty-five United States Dollars, Seventy-one cents) to the United Bank of Africa, account number 2107575870 in the name of one Jamiu Isiaka, an associate of Mr Shola Adeshina. It is noteworthy that this account particulars have been provided severally for me to make transfer to.”
Isiaka the herbalist during interrogation with EFCC officials, claimed that he used the money to perform sacrifice on the Korean’s behalf. He claimed to have used the money to buy a vulture, elephant’s skin, elephant’s intestine, skull of a lion, liver of gorilla, among others.
His accomplice is currently at large