EFCC arrests fraudsters with fake $570,000

Five persons have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for fraudulent activities

The suspects, made up of four Nigerians and one Nigerien, were picked up on a tip-off from one of their victims. They are Salisu Rabiu, Ibrahim Idris, Haruna Abdullahi, Abubakar Umar, and Magaji Musa (Nigerien).

Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, said that the suspects were caught with money and charms, including a fake bundle of cash totalling $570,000 at their hideout.

“A search of their hideout, which is suspected to be a kidnappers’ den, led to the startling discovery of a sum of $570,000 and some charms,” the EFCC said.

A would-be-victim of the fraudsters informed the EFCC about the clandestine activities of the gang when he discovered their unscrupulous attempt to con him out of his money, effectively leading to their arrest.

“The commission wishes to use this opportunity to warn members of the public to be wary of any get-rich-quick offer in order not to be a victim of scam.

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“However, those who had fallen victim to the nefarious activities of this syndicate are enjoined to report to the commission’s office located at 4 Wurno Road, Kaduna State,” the EFCC said.