The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Barr. Mike Nkwocha, a self-professed Colonel of the United States Army, Richardson Obasogie for impersonating EFCC operatives to obtain $10,000 by false pretence.
The victim had petitioned the EFCC alleging that one Ladan Mustapha who claimed to be an operative of EFCC, gave him a call informing him that there was a petition against him which bordered on illegal acquisition of assets in different parts of the country and that he was currently a subject of investigation.
Together with his partner Nkwocha, a meeting was arranged, in which $200,000 was demanded as gratification in order to “kill” the case, but $15,000 was later agreed upon as payment.
An initial payment of $5,000 cash was made to Nkwocha while he continued to pressure him for the balance of $10,000. Nkwocha and Obasogie will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
Meanwhile, operatives are intensifying the search for Mustapha Lada, who is currently at large.