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Herbalist in EFCC net for impersonating Femi Adesina, GMD NNPC



The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has captured a 31-year-old Islamic researcher/botanist, Jamiu Isiaka, for mimicking the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru and the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina among other conspicuous natives.

The suspect, with other people who are still everywhere, supposedly utilized names of senior government authorities to trick a South Korean national, Keun Sig Kim, under the affection of getting him a permit at the NNPC to empower him to buy an organization.

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The solicitor had paid over N30 million into the presume’s record as a charge for the NNPC permit.

As indicated by him: “I exchanged USD 4, 285, (and) 71 pennies just to the United Bank of Africa (UBA) account number 2107575870 for the sake of one Jamiu Isiaka, a partner of Mr. Shola Adeshina. It is important that this existing record’s points of interest have been given severally to me to make exchanges to.”

Isiaka amid cross-examination with the authorities of the commission, nonetheless, asserted that he utilized the cash to do penance for the candidate.

He professed to have purchased a collection of peculiarities including vulture, elephant’s skin and digestion tracts, the skull of a lion and a gorilla’s liver among others.


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