Fake army general jailed for seven years

An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Thursday sentenced a fake Army General Bolarinwa Abiodun, whose real name is Hassan Ayinde to seven years in prison for impersonation and N266.5 million fraud.


The convict also disguised as the Chief Of Army Staff to carry out the N266.5 million fraud.


The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Abiodun pleaded guilty to an amendment 13-count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretences and forgery,after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) re-arraigned him on Thursday.


Delivering judgment, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, sentenced Abiodun without an option of fine, following his guilty plea.


“The defendant portrayed himself to be an Army General who forged the signature of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo and current President Muhammadu Buhari in defrauding and obtaining by false pretenses to the victim.

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