The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Joshua Emeje, a staff of Access Bank Plc, for alleged forgery and personation.
Emeje, who works in the Loan Recovery Unit of Access Bank in Jos, Plateau State, allegedly wrote a letter, on November 21, 2015, to one Patrick Dusur, Education Secretary, Jos North LGA Education Authority, inviting him to the EFCC head office in Abuja for questioning.
The letter, which was purportedly signed by one ‘Baba Mohammed’ on behalf of the Executive Chairman of EFCC, contained a phone number that Dusur was expected to call on arrival in Abuja.
However, rather than call the number, Dusur headed for the EFCC head office, Abuja, where it was discovered that the letter was forged.
Dusur was advised to play along and go to the venue of meeting with the suspect, which turned out to be the bank’s branch in Abuja.
The suspect was later traced to Jos, Plateau State, where he was arrested and detained.
In his statement, the suspect claimed that the victim is a debtor to his bank and that he decided to pose as an employee of EFCC to recover the loan because he works in the Loan Recovery Unit of the bank.
The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.
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