Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested a certain Bolarinwa Oluwasegun for presenting himself as an Army General when he is not.
The suspect is accused of carrying out fraudulent activities to the tune of N270m.
Mr. Oluwasegun had allegedly approached Kodef Clearing Resources as an Army General who has been appointed the Chief of Army Staff.
He demanded financial grant from the company to “press and process the appointment.”
The fake soldier allegedly forged a letter of appointment as COAS purportedly signed by President Muhammadu Buhari and showed the same to the victim to further prove his claim.
He was said to have also claimed in the letter, that he needed to pay a certain amount of money to the Federal Government of Nigeria, as part of the requirements for the appointment as COAS.
The suspect also allegedly forged several documents and the signature of the President.
He was arrested at his house in the Alagbado area of Lagos State on Wednesday, January 12.
Items recovered at his home include six pump action guns, three cartridge bullets, a swagger stick and several other forged document.
He will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.