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N30m Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Herbalist Who Impersonates Baru, Adesina (See Photo)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office has arraigned a 31-year-old herbalist, Jamiu Isiaka on a four-count charge in a Kwara State High Court, before Justice M. Abdulgafar for impersonating the group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru and the special adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina and duping a Korean national in the process.

The suspect, with others at large,allegedly used the names of the senior government officials to scam a South Korean national, Keun Sig Kim to the tune of N30million (Thirty Million Naira) under a false pretence of securing for him an NNPC approval/marketing form and license certificate to buy crude oil in Nigeria.

According to Kim, "I transferred Four Thousand, Two Hundred and Eighty-five United States Dollars, Seventy-one cents only to the United Bank of Africa, account number 2107575870 in the name of one Jamiu Isiaka, an associate of Mr Shola Adeshina. It is noteworthy that this account particulars have been provided severally for me to make transfer to."

During interrogation with the officials of the Commission, Isiaka claimed that he used the money to conduct sacrifice for the petitioner. He further claimed to have bought a vulture, skin of elephant, elephant intestine, skull of a lion and liver of gorilla among others.

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