A fake EFCC staff, David Nimdu, has been convicted and sentenced to one year in prison by Justice Turaki Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
This happened on Monday, March 11, 2019. The fake EFCC staff was arrested and put under trial by the Port Harcourt’s Zone of the Commission.
Mr. Nimdu was arraigned on a one-count charge, bordering on obtaining the sum of N250,000 under false pretense from a petitioner who alleged the convict claimed to be a staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The fake EFCC staff pleaded guilty on a plea bargain arrangement during trial and got sentenced to a year in prison. Mr. Nimdu was also ordered by the court to make restitution of the money involved in the scam.
The narrative is that Mr. David Nimdu struck an agreement with the petitioner to assist in the recovery of a loan owed by a banker, a certain Patience Amaewhule, to the tune of N15,300,000. The incident took place in Port Harcourt when the banker allegedly obtained the loan from the petitioner and promised to pay back in 120 days.
However, Nimdu got involved when the agreed repayment period passed and she could pay back the loan. It was gathered that Nimdu went with the petitioner to arrest her in her office, to prove he was legit. The fake EFCC operative further recorded her statement and collected the lady’s house documents.
Mr. Nimdu also ordered the banker to commence paying back the loan, directing her to pay an initial N250,000 into his personal bank account. He also promised that the money would be paid into the EFCC loan recovery account.
However, the petitioner found out Mr. Nimdu was an impersonator and reported him to the Commission. It was later gathered through investigation that the convict was a dismissed Mobile Police Officer, on charges of corruption. Although he worked as a seconded staff to the EFCC while still in service but had since been disengaged from the Commission.