One Christian Efe Oyovweyho has been arraigned for impersonating Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari‘s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.
Christian was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Z.B Abubakar of the Federal High Court Kano on a two count charge of Obtaining by False Pretence.
The defendant attempted to obtain the sum of N300,000 from Dalhatu Mohammed Galadanci, a Professor of Economics at Bayero University Kano.
According to the complainant, sometime in July 2016, the defendant sent him a text message claiming to be Femi Adesina. The defendant fraudulently claimed to be speaking on behalf of the president, adding that the name of the professor has been forwarded for appointment in the presidency.
The complainant further stated that the defendant claimed to be searching for a better office for him. Subsequently, the defendant asked the professor to make payment of the sum of N300,000 to facilitate his appointment to Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) or Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC). At that point, the professor got suspicious and reported the matter to the commission.
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