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Fraud Victim Commends EFCC On Recovery Of N970,000

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, February 28, 2024 when she received a bank draft of N970,000(  Nine Hundred and Seventy Thousand Naira) 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 totally stolen by fraudsters.

 In a petition to the EFCC in 2023, Obodo lamented that, “I was just receiving debit alert, debit alert on my phone. By the time I rushed to my bank to complain, they have debited me of N970,000. The bank could not help me that was when 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 N970,000 to her,  Idagu stated that the Commission will continue to do it 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 that stole Obodo’s money that have been arrested will be charged to court soon.

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