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30-year-old arrested for defrauding Emir of N33m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal Command, has apprehended a 30-year-old man for allegedly defrauding the Emir of Okuta in Kwara State of N33,399,999.

This was contained in a statement released by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday in Ilorin.

Uwujaren explained that the suspect who is an indigene of Stwue in Konshisha LGA of Benue deceived the monarch that he had a container of goods which could be beneficial to his community, stating that the suspect alongside others conspired to defraud the Emir.

The suspect claimed that the containers which were at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja needed to be cleared.

“In a petition dated November 30, 2021, the Emir alleged that a group of fraudsters, who operate as a syndicate called him on phone sometime in 2020 that they had a container to clear in Abuja.

“The caller requested for the said amount of money to clear his container at the airport.

“He provided different accounts for the Emir to pay the money into, one of which included that of Fidelis Poor.”

EFCC spokesperson stated that efforts made by the Emir to get his money back was unsuccessful.

“The Commission upon the receipt of the petition commenced discrete investigation into the matter, which led to the suspect’s arrest.”

He explained further that the suspect would be charged to court after the investigation was complete and efforts were being made to apprehend the other suspects on the run.

Abdullahi Sanni

Abdullahi Sanni is a senior news reporter at SHO PEN ONLINE. He is a passionate writer with core interest in Politics, sports and economy reports. Abdullahi who studied mass communication at Kwara state polytechnic in Ilorin, is the 1st of six in his family. He's a multimedia journalist who has traveled far and wide in the course of his journalism career.

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