The EFCC has made some arrests in some fraud related case involving some Nigerians who tried to effect some money transfer under questionable circumstances.
According to reports, the Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was tipped off prior to the deal going through.
“The Commission was tipped off when the suspects were sourcing for domiciliary account number which they will use to receive the money.”
In a statement released by EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, while in the process of effecting the transfer of $200,000 from an unsuspecting foreigner to a Nigeria domiciliary account, a team of operatives swooped on the suspects on fraudulent bank wire transfer charges.
The suspects are Ajiero Onyeka, Clement Peter, Mustapha Zubiri and Agbo Austine Taylor.
Orilade added that
“Bank Wire Transfer fraudsters have a practice of using other people’s domiciliary account to receive fraudulent money with the promise of giving the account holder a commission from the money.
“In some other instances, some of the account holders will be kept totally in the dark as to the source of the fund.
“When the transaction is completed, the account holder will become the hunted criminal, while the main perpetrator will disappear without traces.
“The public is hereby warned to be vigilant and not to give out their account numbers for the purpose of receiving money on behalf of anyone”.
Orilade said that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded