Graduate impersonates Bishop Kukah, defrauds Oyedepo, Dantata, others.

25-year-old Jehu Kwasu, a graduate of Political Science and the son of late Anglican Bishop, James Kwasu, was arrested for impersonating the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, and defrauding prominent Nigerians of millions of naira. He said: “I collected N500,000 from Otudeko, CEO, Honeywell: From Admiral Kanu, I got N500,000. I also got N500,000 from Bishop Oyedepo and N2m from Dantata. I also got money from Gen. Wushishi and others. I opened a GTB account in Bishop Kukah’s name.

I registered a SIM card in my name, but used Bishop Kukah’s picture on my True Caller account, so that when I call, his picture would appear (on the recipient’s phone.)” Kwasu, who is serving a two-month sentence in the Keffi Prison, admitted on Friday in Abuja that he realised over N5.7m. .

Police sources said only N1.7m was found in his bank account, adding that Kwasu spent most of the money he made on girls and hard drugs. He also used his father’s name, to extort money from the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, when he was the Speaker, House of Rep.
Kwasu explained that he defrauded his victims by soliciting money to cater to IDPs. He stated that he obtained a passport with the name, Mathew Hassah Kukah Jehu, and also opened an account with the GTB in the same name.

The real Bishop Kukah was alerted to the scam by some people close to him. He then petitioned the police, which asked the bank to place a “no debit order” on the account. .

Following his inability to withdraw from the account, Kwasu visited the bank to complain, and he was arrested. He had earlier been arrested and remanded in prison for impersonating Bishop Steven Akobe of the Anglican Diocese of Kabba, Kogi State, but was granted bail.
The police said Kwasu had also attempted to extort money from Sen. David Mark, claiming to be Akobe. It was gathered that Kwasu, who had two female siblings, sold his deceased parents’ house in Kaduna for N10m and lavished the money on girls and a profligate lifestyle and was even planning to buy the new iPhone 7, when he was arrested.
What a goal "to purchase iPhone 7"

Source: PunchNg

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