EFCC recovers $690,400, N550m from suspects in Kano

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered $690,400 and N550,692,362 from some suspects in Kano State.

The money was reportedly recovered between January and August.

The commission’s Acting Chairman Ibrahim Mustapha Magu, stated this through the Head of the Kano Office, Akaninyene Ezima, at a media briefing in Kano.

A statement by EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said Ezima revealed that the zone was also focusing on cybercrime through intelligence gathering and collaboration with other agencies across the world.

He said: “In this zone, we are developing a lot of intelligence to ensure that we combat this menace. Of course, we are sending a word of warning. The world has become a global village and these days law enforcement is not limited by national borders.

“So, there are collaborations between the commission and other law enforcement agencies in the world. As a result of such collaborations, several arrests have been made and we in the Kano Zonal Office will make sure we deliver on this mandate and stamp out the scourge of cybercrime.

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“I want to advise members of the public not to disclose their bank details to anybody because we often receive unsolicited phone calls, emails, asking us for our banking information. There is no bank or financial institution that will call you and ask for your banking details.”

Ezima explained that scams are mostly perpetrated at weekends when fraudsters know that it would be difficult for victims to contact their banks.

The EFCC officer also cautioned the public against the prevalence of Ponzi and other “get-rich quick” schemes.

Updated: September 3, 2019 — 9:16 am

26 Comments

  1. Kodus to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, thanks for the update 10morenews.

  2. This collaboration with other countries security agencies will help in fishing the bad eggs among us kudos to EFCC.

  3. This is so unfortunate to Nigeria,how can someone loot all this money from country Treasury

  4. good job mr magu we are seeing your hand work keep it logged on, more wore work is what we expect

  5. All we need in this country is security, electricity Efcc should provide us with certain things we lack to secure things government could not achieve.

  6. Thank God for the recovery, but this money you will never hear what they use it for, at the same time you will be hearing that Nigeria is broke

  7. This cyber crime is becoming something else oo,but that’s money right there

  8. I love this moves the EFCC is taking, let’s see if the rate of theft in this country can be combacted

  9. Tha ksnfor the updates from admin please keep on doing this great job for all your followers.

  10. All I look forward to is a great and better Nigeria where Nigerians will be proud of being called Nigerians.

  11. The money efcc av been receiving taking fro. people where did they spent it we only hear they collect we did not hear how they spent it this country need deliverance

  12. Owkkkkkk we have heard you Mr Eric but the most important thing is that the money efcc are collecting are kept in who’s account and what are they using it for in the country

  13. Good move by the efcc.
    I hope this moneys recovered will be used for the betterment of this country.

  14. This people should tried and broke to book if found guilty most be punish according to the law

  15. All we need in this country is security, Efcc should provide us with certain things we lack to secure things government could not achieve by this The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered $690,400 and N550,692,362 from some suspects in Kano State.they have really done a great job .with this strength they will go far in making this country proud

  16. all this gotten funds, please on what or where are they being spent, we hear of huge amount collected but not disbursed

  17. wow nice one ….kudos to EFCC for a Job well done …they are really good at putting in thier best at all cost

  18. Pls what his the work of EFFC because I didn’t understand what what EFFC mean

  19. That’s a very good effort from you people. More greeze to your elbow

  20. all dis money recovered are they going to self..cos I don’t understand this country

  21. The world is becoming a fraudulent place
    Fraud,theft and other criminal records are becoming the headline everyday

  22. It’s quite unfortunate to Nigeria,how can someone loot all this money from country Treasury

    1. This collaboration with other countries security agencies will help in fishing the bad eggs among us kudos to EFCC.

  23. He said: “In this zone, we are developing a lot of intelligence to ensure that we combat this menace. Of course, we are sending a word of warning. The world has become a global village and these days law enforcement is not limited by national borders.

  24. This EFCC’s crusade should be taken vigorously across the country concurrently so that fraudsters and ponzi schemes operatives moving from place to place would be curtailed.

  25. Thanks for the information admin keep it up …………………………………

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