The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has paraded a 31-year-old herbalist named Jamiu Isiaka for allegedly impersonating group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru.
Spokesman of the commission, Tony Orilade, disclosed in a statement that the herbalist also impersonated special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.
Isiaka defrauded a South Korean citizen named Keun Sig Kim using the names of the senior government officials, Orilade said.
According to the EFCC spokesperson, “This is under the pretence of getting him an NNPC licence that would enable him purchase a company.”
“The petitioner paid over N30 million into the suspect’s account as fee to get the licence.”
Kim in the statement said:
“I transferred 4.2 million dollars to a 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.”
Furthermore, Orilade disclosed in the statement that Isiaka said during interrogation that he used the money to perform sacrifice on behalf of the petitioner.
He claimed to have bought a vulture, elephant’s skin, elephant’s intestine, skull of a lion, liver of gorilla, among others.
The spokesperson ending the statement said “The suspect will soon be arraigned in court while efforts are ongoing to nab the accomplices at larger.”