BY ERIC DUMO
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has handed over ¥370,000 and $1,800 recovered from a fraudster to his Japanese victim through officials of the Japanese Embassy, Abuja.
The money was recovered by the EFCC following a complaint by one Hatsumi Ozeki on January 19, 2019.
Investigation established that Ozeki was duped by one Evans Ewean-Obayagbona but the proceeds of crime was wired to him through the accounts of his accomplices — Samson Okonofua, Osifo Onaiwi-Kelly and Igbenedion Iyobor Mikel.
Speaking while handing over the money to officials of the Japanese Embassy at the EFCC headquarters, Abuja, on Tuesday, Director of Operations, Abdulkarim Chukkol, reiterated the Commission’s commitment to the fight against cybercrime and other forms of financial crimes.
He said the agency was poised to sanitise the country’s financial system to ensure a conducive investment climate for foreign investors.
“On his part, the representative of the Japanese Embassy expressed appreciation to the EFCC for the feat in the recovery of the money and commended the agency’s commitment to fighting corruption,” a statement by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said.