A man who has been parading as an army officer in Obudu for months was arrested a few days ago after complaints from youths he had defrauded promising them admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA.
The alleged fake army officer identified as (Major Kola Elijah) is currently at the Obudu Police division for defrauding members of the public of money amounting to over a million naira.
Some of those he defrauded include; Aweli Gabriel Lishiliniye N150, 000, Kashim Adeloye Ebenezer N406, 500, Abiabe Godwin Ugbe N210, 000, and Audor Peter Bekeh N335, 000.
Pictured below are bank tellers showing money paid paid his victims.
“It was after his arrest that we discovered that he is not a soldier but runs a boutique in Calabar. He just came to town to latch on the ignorance and desperation of young people to get into NDA and has been using that to swindle them.” a security source told CrossRiverWatch.