EFCC Arrests Fraudsters With $570,000 Fake Currency

EFCC Arrests Fraudsters With $570,000 Fake Currency


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that it arrested members of a fraud gang that specializes in swindling unsuspecting victims of their hard earned monies.

Spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Wednesday gave the names of the suspects as: “Salisu Rabiu, otherwise known as Maimagani; Ibrahim Idris, alias Dankano; Haruna Abdullahi,a.k.a Balogun, Abubakar Umar ,a.k.a Fulani” and a Nigerien, “Magaji Musa who goes by the nickname Maishayi.”

Uwajuren noted that the suspects were arrested in a bush along Sabon Gari, Kurmin Kogi, Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

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“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 EFCC spokesman narrated that the suspects were arrested after they tried to lure an unsuspecting victim into believing that some unclaimed boxes containing huge amount of dollars were kept with some herdsmen believed to be accomplices by an unidentified politician.

Doubtful of the story, the would-be victim contacted the commission which immediately swung into action and arrested the gang members in their hideouts.

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Uwajuren warned Nigerians “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 statement read.