Fraud Victim Commends EFCC On Recovery Of N970,000

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Abdulazeez Abdulwahab 

A fraud victim, Juliet Obodo has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on the recovery and return of her money fraudulently taken by internet fraudsters in her bank account.

She gave the commendation on Wednesday, 28 February 2024 when she received a bank draft of Nine Hundred and Seventy Thousand Naira (N970,000.00) presented to her by the Benin Zonal Commander of the EFCC, Assistant Commander of the EFCC, ACE1 Kanu Idagu.

Idagu presented the recovered money to her after operatives of the Commission investigated a banking fraud that resulted in Obodo’s savings being totally stolen by fraudsters. 

In a petition to the EFCC in 2023, Obodo lamented, “I was just receiving a debit alert, debit alert on my phone. By the time I rushed to my bank to complain, they had debited me N970,000. The bank could not help me and that was why I came to EFCC. And when I was coming, I was not even sure because I didn’t know anybody. I was crying because all my money and the money I borrowed to do my business which is to supply sand was gone”, she said.

However, on Wednesday when her recovered money was returned to her, she was beside herself in joy. “EFCC has made me happy, they have wiped away my tears.   

EFCC thank you, EFCC thank you. EFCC una do well for my bodi. God will bless every one of you. God will continue to empower you all. God will empower you to fish out this wicked and evil people that are doing this bad thing. God bless and reward EFCC”, she said. 

While presenting a draft of the sum to her,  Idagu stated that the Commission will continue to do its best to rid the society of fraudsters. “As much as possible, we will ensure fraudsters are apprehended and prosecuted and victims are restituted where possible. It’s a commitment we are determined to pursue”, she said.

Some of the fraudsters who stole Obodo’s money have already been arrested and will be charged in court soon.

 

Eighteen-Eleven Media 

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