The Ibadan Zonal Office of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a 24-year old man, Omoniyi Ajibade Saheed, for allegedly impersonating a popular Lagos based Islamic Cleric, Sheikh, Sulaiman Faruq Onikijipa on the internet.
According to the EFCC, the suspect had been using the Sheikh’s identity to seek donations from unsuspecting followers of the Sheikh.
Operatives of the anti-graft agency swooped on Omoniyi on Monday when he was on his way to the bank to withdraw N1million, being the latest inflow from his fraudulent activity.
Newspeakonline gathers from EFCC that the suspect has so far raked in N11million from the donation scam.
The anti-graft agency said that it got wind of Omoniyi’s fraudulent activities through a petition sent in by the Sheikh.
According to a statement issued by the Ibadan office of the EFCC, “Omoniyi who hails from Offa, Kwara State has made confessional statement to the operatives of the commission. He would be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded”.