Brothers Pose As EFCC Operatives, Defraud Unsuspecting Victims Of N404m
Two siblings, Olatunji Beyioku (aka Bashorun) and Oluwayomi Oluwafemi Beyioku (aka Ola 1) have been dragged before Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court 1 sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital on 18-count charges bordering on conspiracy, impersonation, forgery, money laundering and obtaining money under false pretenses.
The duo was arraigned by the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly falsely presenting themselves as agents of the commission to defraud members of the public.
The EFCC revealed this in a statement posted on its Facebook page on Friday.
According to the charges, the accused persons allegedly laundered over N12,000,000 (Twelve Million Naira) and also defrauded unsuspecting victims of the sum of N404,000,000 (Four Hundred and Four Million Naira).
“The facts of the case revealed that the brothers had represented themselves as operatives of the EFCC in order to gain undue advantage of their victims,
“The charge also stated that Oluwayomi forged a document to claimed that he bagged a Higher National Diploma (HND) from the Lagos State Polytechnic, claiming he participated in the one year mandatory national youth service for degree holders,” the statement added.