EFCC returns recovered ¥370, 000, $1,800 to Japanese fraud victim

Operatives of the Economic, Financial and other Crimes Commission (EFCC) have handed over the sums of ¥370,000 Japanese and $1,800 recovered from a fraudster, to the Japanese victim.

According to a statement issued by the commission on Tuesday, the gesture was carried out through officials of the Japanese Embassy in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory last Thursday.

EFCC stated that the money was recovered following a complaint to it by a fraud victim, 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, the 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 is poised to sanitize the nation’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 recovery the money and commended the agency’s commitment to fighting corruption.

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