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Abuja Fake EFCC Chairman Nabbed

A 38-year-old man, identified as Salman Umar Hudu, has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for impersonating the chairman of the anti-graft agency, Abdulrasheed Bawa.

This was made known by EFCC’s Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, who said Hudu got N100,000 from someone under the guise of being Bawa and handling any matter with the anti-graft agency.

According to Uwujaren, suspect was arrested in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory in a hotel on Tuesday.

EFCC said the suspect would be charged to court after giving useful information.

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The statement reads partly, “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, arrested one Salman Umar Hudu, a 38-year-old indigene of Kano, at a hotel in Abuja, for falsely representing himself as the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, and other officers of the Commission, and obtaining N100,000.00 from a person he convinced that he can ‘handle’ any matter with the EFCC.”

Meanwhile, commuters heading towards  the Lagos Island and Apapa areas of Lagos State were on Wednesday morning stranded following an accident involving a container-laden truck and a tanker on the Alaka bridge inward Eko bridge.

Both trucks completely occupied the two-lane road, creating a gridlock which forced officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency at the scene to divert traffic.

“All Eko Bridge bound traffic are being detoured via Costain and on to the Eko Bridge,” LASTMA said on its Twitter handle.

“Men strategically located even as safety measures are being out in place and rescue teams en route to recover and evacuate.”

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