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EFCC hands over fake army general’s forfeited property to victim in Lagos

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has handed over a property located at 1A, Joke Ayo Street, Riverside Estate, Alagbado, Lagos, as well as a Range Rover Sport Utility Vehicle, SUV, a black BMW car, a black Toyota Land cruiser car, and a white Toyota Hilux recovered from a convicted fake Army General, Bolarinwa Abiodun, to one Bamidele Safiriyu Olusegun.

The Lagos Zonal Command of the anti-graft agency disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.

It said Abiodun had posed as an Army General to defraud Olusegun of the sum of N266,500,000, stating that:

“Upon his conviction on July 8, 2022, the trial judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, had sentenced Abiodun to seven years imprisonment and also ordered him to forfeit all the proceeds of the crime.”

Ahmed Ghali, Lagos Zonal Commander of EFCC, while handing over the vehicles at the EFCC’s Lagos Command on Tuesday, reported the development as a milestone in the fight against corruption.

He pleaded with the general public to constantly provide information to the EFCC to assist in its fight against corruption. Ghali ended by saying: “Finally, justice has been served. Whoever commits a crime will not get away with it. Sooner or later, the arm of the law will always catch up with you. We take pleasure in seeing fraudulent people brought to justice.”

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