A 31-year-old Islamic scholar and herbalist, who allegedly left his spiritual turfs and opted into the world of ‘business’, is now in trouble. Big trouble.
Jamiu Isiaka did not allegedly stop at posing to be the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) Dr Maikanti Baru, he notched up the ante as Presidential adviser to Muhammadu Buhari.
He was not done as he cloned other aliases to allegedly swindle South Korean, Keun Sig Kim, out of N30 million.
But he has his own side of the story to tell. He claims to have bought a vulture, elephant’s skin, elephant’s intestine, skull of a lion, liver of gorilla, among others, to do some sacrifices for the Korean.
He will soon have his day in court to prove his innocence.
But for now this allegedly fake Baru and Femi Adesina is answering questions with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to the commission’s acting spokesman, Mr. Tony Orilade, the suspect with others who are still at large allegedly used the names of the senior government officials to scam a South Korean national, Keun Sig Kim, under pretence of getting him an NNPC license that would enable him purchase a company.
The petitioner had paid over N30million (Thirty Million Naira) into the suspect’s account as fee to get the license.
According to him “I transferred $4,285.071 (Four Thousand, Two Hundred and Eighty-five United States Dollars, Seventy-one cents) to the United Bank of Africa, account number 2107575870 in the name of one Jamiu Isiaka, an associate of Mr Shola Adeshina. It is noteworthy that this account particulars have been provided severally for me to make transfer to.”
Isiaka, during interrogation with EFCC officials, claimed that he used the money to perform sacrifice on behalf of the petitioner.