Fraudsters 3 suspects nabbed by EFCC for N806M scam

Three suspects have been arrested in Port Harcourt for a N806m scam on a bank. The suspects according to EFCC would soon be charged to court.

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Three suspects have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for their involvement in a N806m scam.

Okpekereke Timothy, Stanly Odjighere and Teminor Karo, were all nabbed on Wednesday, January 14 in Port Harcourt.

According to a press statement by the commissions Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren the Internet fraudsters are part of a syndicate arrested over allegations of conspiracy, Internet scam and stealing from one of the new generation banks to the tune of N806, 208,000.00.

40 other suspects are still at large.

Forty others are still at large,” EFCC says through their statement signed by Wilson  Uwujaren.

Wilson Uwujaren says that the theft was perpetrated through a system glitch linked to the fraudsters, in which the bank suffered a huge loss of more than N806, 208,000.

A review of the transactions involving the bank with Intersitch Nigerian Limited revealed that the bank was not refunded for the transactions effectuated on ATM terminals.

The petitioner observed that even when many of the transactions involved were failed transactions, the amounts involved were not reversed, and all the customers were seen to have withdrawn the cash amounting to the sum, on each day of the occasion it happened.

The suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are completed.

The EFCC also says it has so far confiscated the properties of the suspects which are proceeds from their crimes.

One uncompleted 59-room self contain hostel, a twin bungalow in Oghara, Delta State, one uncompleted hotel project, one bungalow with a swimming pool in Ughelli, a bungalow in Agbaro , one Toyota Venza 2010 model, two Toyota Solara cars 2010 model, two Toyota Camry cars, 2010 model and two Honda Accord cars, 2005 model have all been impounded.

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