Nigeria: EFCC Hands Recovered ¥370, 000, $1,800 to Japanese Victim

Abuja — The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has handed over the sums of ¥370,000 Japanese Yen and $1,800 (USD), recovered from a suspected fraudster to the Japanese victim, Hatsumi Ozeki.

The money was returned to Ozeki through officials of the Japanese Embassy, Abuja.

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren said the money was recovered by the EFCC following a complaint by Hatsumi Ozeki on January 19, 2019.

"Investigation established that Ozeki was duped by one Evans Ewaen-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," Uwujaren stated.

Speaking while handing over the money to officials of the Japanese Embassy at the EFCC headquarters, Abuja, the Director of Operations, Abdulkarim Chukkol, reiterated the Commission's commitment to the fight against cybercrime and other forms of financial crimes.

He said the agency is poised to sanitize 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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