EFCC recovers N550m, arrests 280 fraudsters in Kano

From Muhammad Kabir, Kano

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered N550 million and $690,000 from various fraudsters and other indicted criminals.

In the same vein the Commission has arrested 280 suspects of various crimes in Kano between January and August this year, the Zonal Head of the Commission, Mr Akaninyene Ezima has said,

Those arrested were for cybercrimes, money laundering and other forms of crimes such as black money, wash-wash, foxy scheme and mmm among others.

Ezima added that: “We had recovered sum of N550m and $690,000 during the period under review, and the sum of $690,000 were recovered at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA alone.”

The anti-corruption zonal head added that the Commission is currently pursuing 51 cases of various offense in courts under the zone, while investigation into several cases had attained different stages of completion.

He called on the management of banks operating in the states under the zone to improve their response system in order to protect their customers from being duped by the fraudsters.

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