EFCC Hands Recovered ¥370k, $1,800 USD to Japanese Victim of Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has handed over the sums of ¥370,000 Japanese Yen and $1,800 USD, recovered from a fraudster, to the Japanese victim through officials of the Japanese Embassy, Abuja.

In a statement published on its Facebook page on Monday, the commission said that handing over took place on Thursday, April 1.

According to the statement, 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,” the statement read in part.

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Speaking while handing over the money to officials of the Japanese Embassy at the EFCC headquarters, Abuja, the Director of Operations, Abdulkarim Chukkol, was quoted as reiterating the commission’s commitment to the fight against cybercrime and other forms of financial crimes.

He said the agency was poised to sanitise 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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