EFCC arrests fraud syndicate, discover fake $570,000

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday said it has arrested members of a syndicate of fraudsters that specialises in duping innocent persons of their hard earned monies.

The EFCC said the syndicate consist of four Nigerians and one Nigerien.

In a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC gave their names as Salisu Rabiu, otherwise known as Maimagani; Ibrahim Idris, alias Dankano; Magaji Musa (Nigerien) who goes by the nickname Maishayi; Haruna Abdullahi,a.k.a Balogun and Abubakar Umar ,a.k.a Fulani.

He said they were arrested in a bush along Sabon Gari, Kurmin Kogi, Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

Uwujare said they tried to dupe a victim who called the agency, leading to their arrest.

“A search of their hide out which is suspected to be a kidnappers’ den led to the startling discovery of a sum of $570,000 and some charms,” the commission said.

“The commission wishes to use this opportunity to warn members of the public to be wary of any get-rich-quick offer in order not to be a victim of scam. However, those who had fallen victim to the nefarious activities of this syndicate are enjoined to report to the commission’s office located at No.4 Wurno Road Kaduna State,” the EFCC said.

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