Story from Kenneth AFOR, Lagos
One Mrs Lillian Okonkwo Anibogu, a nurse and victim of fraud on Tuesday received the sum of N191,000 from the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the money she was robbed of by suspected criminals.
Mrs Anibogu in January 2021 was robbed of her phone and ATM cards in a bus.
But luck ran out of the criminals after they were apprehended by the Police in Ishieke, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, following a report by a Point of Sale (POS) operator who discovered their suspicious activities. They were subsequently handed over to the EFCC for further investigation.
The suspects: Victor Adogu (aka Adogu Oluebube), Onuoha Emeka and Amadi Chibuike Anthony were successfully prosecuted before Justice F.O G Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu on a five-count charge bordering on stealing and manipulation of a Point of Sale terminal (POS) with intent to defraud one Anibogu Lillian to the tune of about N191, 000(One Hundred and Ninety-one Thousand Naira Only)
The Zonal Commander, Oshodi Johnson while presenting the cheques, reiterated the fact that the “EFCC exist 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.” he said.
After receiving the cheques, Mrs Anibogu expressed gratitude to the Commission for helping her recover the money.
“I am so happy and grateful to the EFCC for their efforts in making sure that I smile here today. Honestly, I never believed that this money will ever come back to me but I thank God for the EFCC for being the hope of the common people like me” she said.