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EFCC Nabs Man Impersonating Former EFCC Boss, Lamorde


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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a suspected impersonator posing as the former Executive Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde.

The suspect, Promise Tochi Nwalozie was arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in a sting operation that yielded the arrest of six other internet fraudsters. One of the fraudsters, Onukagba Uche Prosper, is a youth corps member serving in the Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Nwalozie was using the identity of Lamorde to send scam mails to foreigners, mostly Europeans and Americans and in the process extorted sizeable amount of foreign currencies from them. His weapon of fraudulent interaction with his victims was a fake electronic copy of the identity card of the former EFCC’s boss.

Besides, he was also posing as Barrister Peter Jackson, a spurious lawyer working with the National Judicial Council, NJC in Nigeria. As a lawyer, he was defrauding his victims by assuring them that he would help in the recovery of money lost to different Nigerian cyber fraudsters. To do this, Jackson was collecting various sums of money as service charges from his victims.  Some of his victims are: Betty. G. E, an American and Georgina M, an Australian.

In addition to all these, Nwalozie had multifarious electronic scam documents in various folders in his e-mail box,  ostensibly for the payment of a spurious N12,500,000.00( Twelve Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira only) to one Robert Giese, an American, by the “Office of the Presidency, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Abuja”.

To further deceive Giese, he swore to a fictitious ”  Affidavit Of Claim of Federal High Court of Nigeria” deposed to by a fake Justice Ibrahim Auta, OFR, on behalf of Giese.  The “Affidavit” was signed by a former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke. To achieve his fraudulent schemes, he had several e-mail addresses such,, among others.

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