EFCC Arrests Fake DSS Officer For Stealing In Lagos State (Photo)
EFCC has announced that it has arrested a fake Department of State Services (DSS) officer in Lagos State, he was arrested after he was caught stealing handbag.
A fake Department of State Services (DSS) officer, Boniface Oburuku, who stole the handbag of an International guest from the Republic of Mauritius, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He was arrested in Lagos few days ago.
Oburuku, 32, was said to have committed the crime on June 11, 2019 at an event organised by the EFCC to mark this year’s National Democracy Day and Anti-Corruption Summit at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, which had in attendance, President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian security chiefs and other global leaders.
A statement issued on Wednesday by Spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Dele Oyewale, said the stolen bag contained the lady’s two Samsung mobile phones, an international passport, United States Dollars, Nigerian and Mauritian currencies.
According to the statement, the suspect has been on the Commission’s watch list for one year.
The statement gave an account of how the suspect was arrested.
“The team leader, Counter- Terrorism and General Investigations Unit of the EFCC, said the Commission swung into action through an intelligence on the suspect all over the country, which showed that he was constantly on the move, from Mpape area of the FCT to Jabi and later to Gwagwalada, all in the FCT. He finally settled in Lagos where he was arrested.”
It also gave an account of how Oburuku committed the crime.
“Investigations also revealed that, to breach security at the day’s event, Oburuku dressed smartly in a black suit and claimed to be of the Department of State Security (DSS) and was allowed access into the venue by security agents on duty without presentation of an invite.
“While confessing to the crime, Oburuku apologised to President Buhari, the EFCC and his Mauritian victim. He called on others who are into fraudulent and criminal activities to turn a new leaf.”
Furthermore, the statement said the suspect would soon be charged to court.