EFCC nabs Access Bank officer for forgery and impersonation

Posted by News Express | 5 December 2015 | 3,206 times

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Joshua Emeje, a staffer of Access Bank Plc, for alleged forgery and impersonation.

Emeje, who works in the Loan Recovery Unit of Access Bank in Jos, Plateau State, allegedly wrote a letter, on November 21, 2015, to one Patrick Dusur, Education Secretary, Jos North LGA Education Authority, inviting him to the EFCC head office in Abuja for questioning.

The letter, which was purportedly signed by one ‘Baba Mohammed’ on behalf of the Executive Chairman of EFCC, contained a phone number that Dusur was expected to call on arrival in Abuja.

However, rather than call the number, Dusur headed for the EFCC head office, Abuja, where it was discovered that the letter was forged.

Dusur was advised to play along and go to the venue of the meeting with the suspect, which turned out to be the bank’s branch in Abuja.

The suspect was later traced to Jos, Plateau State, where he was arrested and detained.

In his statement, the suspect claimed that the victim is a debtor to his bank and that he decided to pose as an employee of EFCC to recover the loan because he works in the Loan Recovery Unit of the bank.

Head, Media & Publicity Wilson Uwujaren said: “The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.”

•Photo shows the arrested Access Bank officer, Joshua Emeje.

Source: News Express

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