It came like a Christmas gift for Diemesor Gabriel, 21-year-old student of Chemical Engineering, University of Benin, when on Friday December 24, 2021, Adesola Amusan, an Assistant Commander of the EFCC, Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, presented him with a bank draft of N326,000 (Three Hundred and Twenty-six Thousand Naira).

Gabriel had in September petitioned the EFCC over the illegal withdrawal of N326,000 from the N600,000 scholarship grant paid into his account.

In the course of investigating the petition, the Commission arrested three suspects and recovered the sum of N326,000.

Receiving the draft, an elated Gabriel was full of praises and commendation for the Commission. "The Commission has done very well. I was pleasantly surprised when I was called. I had lost hope when fraudsters withdrew the money. Today EFCC has brought simile to my face. The money is for my school fees, project and my upkeep. I am grateful to the EFCC," he said.

Amusan assured the Commission will continue to discharge its duties diligently and ensure succour for victims of fraud, while perpetrators are brought to justice.

 

Media & Publicity

24 December, 2021