The Chairman of the Uyo Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr. Ememobong Udoh has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for her role in fighting economic and financial crimes and ensuring justice for victims of such crimes.
He was speaking when executives of the Association visited the Uyo Zonal Command of the EFCC on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been called upon to assist in checking fraudulent practices by some stakeholders in the mobile banking sector in the country.
The call was made when the Association of Mobile Money and Bank Agents in Nigeria (AMMBAN) paid a courtesy visit to the Kaduna State Command of the Commission as part of activities to herald the Association’s Annual Conference 2021.
Deputy Commander of the EFCC Kaduna Command, Suleiman Na’aba while commending the association, said that mobile money operators and other stakeholders needed to come together to scrutinize some of the existing laws guiding their operations because most of the members often claim ignorance, thereby falling victims to fraudsters.
Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested 15 suspected internet fraudsters in a sting operation.
They were arrested on Tuesday, August 31, 2021at different locations in Aba, Abia State. Specifically, the suspects were arrested at No. 214b, Aba-Owerri Road and Cherubim Owo Osisioma and Intercontinental by Nwanyi Motors, Umuode Osisioma, Aba, Abia State following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet fraud.