A fake army general has been apprehended following reportedly forging the signature of the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to perpetrate swindling.
Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said Bolarinwa Oluwasegun, who was acting as an army general, swindled Kodef Clearing Resources of over $650,000 (£475,000).
EFCC said the suspect asserted that he had been nominated for an assignment by the president nonetheless required the money to pay some compensation to get the engagement.
Mr Oluwasegun has not said anything concerning the apprehension and the EFCC said legal proceedings will be institute against him when they conclude inquiries.
He was nabbed at his home in Lagos on Wednesday where the EFCC said it discovered six pump action guns, a swagger stick and a number of forged documents.
The suspect was said to have forged an engagement letter as Nigeria’s chief of army staff signed by the president which he used to swindle the victim.