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ICPC nabs Anglican primate’s impostors

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Six members of a cybercrime syndicate have been arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) for impersonating the Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rev. Nicholas Okoh.

ICPC spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, said in a statement yesterday in Abuja that the syndicate, allegedly led by Jehu Kwasu, was arrested in Kaduna State for using a fake Facebook account of the cleric to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

According to Okoduwa, investigation by ICPC reveals that the syndicate posted fictitious distress stories on the primate’s fake Facebook account to con prominent citizens, top government officials and politicians into believing that it was Okoh that was making the plea for help.

She added that the group was also impersonating other top clerics of the Anglican Communion, such as Bishop Zakari Nyam, to commit their nefarious acts.

The spokesperson further disclosed that five of the suspects were currently on administrative bail from the commission, except Kwasu, who is yet to meet his bail conditions.“It is noteworthy that the suspects have made useful statements to the commission and will be charged to court soon after the conclusion of investigation,” Okoduwa added.

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