Man Lands in Jail for Posing as an EFCC Official

EFCC NigeriaOne Fidelis Teseer Tule has been jailed by an Abuja High Court for fraud and impersonation of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) official.

Trial judge, Justice Salihu Garba, sentenced Tule, who was prosecuted by the EFCC, to two years imprisonment for impersonation and obtaining money by false pretence. Tule was arrested following a report that he was parading himself as a senior crime officer with the EFCC and defrauded unsuspecting Nigerians through a claim that he could secure job placements for them with the anti-graft agency.

The accused, who operated within the judicial division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, used a false identity card entitled “Economy Fund Crime Commission,” with the name Mr Fidelis T. Tule, ID card No: SCO/236/008, to hoodwink his victims.

He was arrested and subsequently arraigned on an eight-count charge on November 10, 2011 for committing the offence, contrary to Section 363 of the Penal Code Law Cap 532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 and punishable under Section 364 of the same law.

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