Residents of a community (undisclosed) in Lagos have apprehended two men, who allegedly impersonated officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to extort people.
It was learnt that the two men entered the community, accompanied by a man who was holding a rifle and was assumed to be a mobile police officer.
One of the men, while trying to escape, was said to have jumped from a four-storey building and landed on an electric fence while trying to escape being lynched.
A resident of the estate, Samuel Otigba, narrated the incident in a Twitter post on Wednesday.
He wrote: “Omoooo today is wild. We caught 2 men that came into our estate claiming to be EFCC officials, with fake EFCC ids & accompanied with Mopol, trying to extort money from a resident,” he wrote.
“One of the fake officers tried escaping by jumping from a 4 storey but fell into the electric fence.”
According to Otigba, the men came with fake identity cards bearing the label of EFCC and a court document ordering a forfeiture of a property.
Fake identity cards bearing the label of EFCC
Fake court document ordering forfeiture of a property
He further disclosed that the ‘assumed’ police officer, however, escaped.
Otigba also disclosed that the two men have been handed over to officials of EFCC.