Court remands fake Buhari security officer


An alleged fraudster, Titus Joshua who claimed to be Chief Security Officer to President Muhammadu Buhari was yesterday arraigned by the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), before Justice Shu’aibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City.

A statement by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspect was arraigned on a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretense.

The statement added that the suspect is alleged to have defrauded his victims of over 200 million naira under the pretense of helping them secure top management positions at the Niger Delta Development Commission.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

The prosecution counsel, Ibrahim Mohammed, prayed the Court to fix a date for trial and remand the defendant.

Justice Shua’ibu adjourned the matter till May 30, 2022 and ordered the defendant remanded at the Correctional Service.