A fake Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) official who identified himself as Simon Bolki, has been arrested yesterday in Adamawa House of Assembly while attempting to dupe the Majority Leader, Mr Hassan Barguma.
Barguma told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the suspect approached him in his office with a fake EFCC identity card claiming to be from the Intelligence Unit of the commission.
“When I called the name of my brother working with the EFCC in Abuja and other names of EFCC officials I know, he said he didn’t know them.
“I then called my brother in EFCC and liked them together while placing the phone on speaker,” he said.
Barguma said during the chat between his brother and the suspect, the suspect could not provide convincing answers.
“My brother then pronounced him as an impostor and from there he started pleading with me.
“He said he was a university graduate and that it was lack of job that pushed him into the act.“I had to intervene to prevent people from lynching him while we awaited the arrival of police who took him to the state CID,” he said.
Also speaking on the incident, the Information Officer of the assembly, Mr Mohammed Daji, said that the suspect was first sighted on Monday in the premises of the assembly trying to approach lawmakers.
“One of the lawmakers even gave him appointment for Tuesday,” Daji said.
The Acting Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in Adamawa, DSP Habibu Musa, confirmed the incident.
“We have so far arrested two suspects and investigation is ongoing,” Musa said.
In addition, the Programme Manager of WACOL, Mr Chukwudi Ojielo said the initiative under the aegis of IPWN was organized by WACOL but sponsored by the National Democratic Initiative (NDI).
He said there was need to request for the 35 percent affirmative action because there had been steady decline in the number of women given active positions.
“Women are beginning to be fizzled out of key government positions and if not addressed on time, we might not have women in government anymore.
“This is not just an Enugu event but it is also taking place in six other states such as Lagos, Kaduna, Kano, Adamawa, Jigawa and Anambra,” he said.
The state Chairmen of APC, APGA and PDP separately promised to give females ticket during the forthcoming general elections and to also push that they be appointed into key positions if their party emerged victorious.