Man Arraigned In Abuja Court For Impersonating Customs Boss

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A man named Bello onimisi was on Tuesday arraigned before a FCT High court sitting in Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly impersonating the Comptroller General of Customs, Dikko Abdullahi.

The accused was arraigned before Justice Adebukola Banjoko on a four count charge of conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretence and internet fraud.

The accused was arrested following a petition filed by one Bako Abdulmumuni who alleged that a syndicate of fraudsters was using the telephone number of the Customs Comptroller General, Abdullahi Dikko to demand payment of money into several bank accounts.

The bank accounts included those of Oruche Chidubem, 2006021582 Zenith Bank and Ebubeogu Kenneth Ndubuisi, 303541221, First Bank.

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charges, and was granted bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum, adding that the sureties must show evidence of residence in Abuja as well as evidence of three years tax clearance papers, and also produce a bank guarantor.

The case was adjourned to November 28 for further hearing.

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