A fraudster who impersonated a former Plateau State Governor and allegedly duped a serving senator of N5m has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Vincent Bulus Venman a.k.a Fidelis Tapgun was apprehended at a First Bank of Nigeria Plc branch in Jos, Plateau State while attempting to withdraw the sum of Two Million Naira (N2, 000,000) sent to him as a bait by the serving senator whom he had earlier defrauded of N5m by claiming to be Ambassador Fidelis Tapgun.
Bulus’ undoing was his insistence to further milk the senator after collecting N5m sent to him in two installments through the account name, Venman Vincent Bulus with number 30775681.
His demand for another N2m after collecting N5m got the senator suspicious which triggered a petition to the EFCC.
The Commission swiftly initiated investigation and advised the senator to play along.
The suspect was subsequently nabbed as he tries to withdraw the money sent to him.
Items recovered from him include the sum of N2.5million, a Toyota Prado SUV 2012 model and a First bank saving account withdrawal booklet.
The suspect will soon be arraigned in court.
Meanwhile, the general public is hereby warned on the activities of fraudsters who use the names of prominent Nigerians for fraudulent purposes.