An Islamic scholar and herbalist, Jamiu Isiaka, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for impersonating the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr Maikanti Baru, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, among other prominent citizens.
The 31-year old suspect and others who are at large used the names of prominent Nigerians to fleece a South Korean national, Keun Sug Kim, of N30million under the guise of getting him an NNPC oil license.
After the Korean paid the sun into an account, the business never went through.
“I transferred $4,285.071 to the United Bank of Africa, account number 2107575870 in the name of one Jamiu Isiaka, an associate of Mr Shola Adeshina,” the complainant wrote.
“It is noteworthy that these account particulars have been provided severally for me to make the transfer to,” the Korean reported.
However, Jamiu Isiaka stated that the said money was for a sacrifice he performed for the petitioner. He said he used the money to buy a vulture, elephant’s skin, elephant’s intestine, lion’s skull, gorilla’s liver, among others to perform some sacrifices in favour of the Korean.
The suspect will soon be charged to court as the commission intensifies effort to nab his accomplices.