EFCC recovers money stolen from Ebonyi woman, prosecutes suspects

Luck has shined on one Lillian Anibogu as operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have helped her to recover the sum of N191,000 stolen from her.

It was gathered that Anibogu was robbed of her phone and Automated Teller Machine cards at gunpoint inside a bus in Ebonyi State.

After robbing the victim, the suspects proceeded to use the ATM cards at a Point of Sale terminal.

The anti-graft agency said in a statement that the PoS operator, who became suspicious of the conduct of the suspects, reported them to the police in Ishieke, Abakaliki, and they were subsequently arrested and handed over to it.

The suspects, Victor Adogu, Onuoha Emeka and Amadi Anthony, were arraigned before Justice F. O. G. Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court, Enugu, on five counts bordering on stealing and manipulation of a PoS terminal with intent to defraud one Lillian Anibogu to the tune of about N191,000.

The statement read in part, “The Enugu Zonal Commander, Oshodi Johnson, while presenting the cheques, reiterated the fact that the EFCC exists for the good of the people. The EFCC is for everybody and we will do all it takes to ensure that victims of fraud do not cry forever as far as it lies within the commission’s mandate. He warned all those, who engage in various forms of fraud, to desist as they will certainly face the full wrath of the law.

“After receiving the cheques, Anibogu expressed gratitude to the commission for helping her to recover the money.”

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