The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested a syndicate that specialised in accessing personal data of Nigerians based overseas to defraud their friends and relations back home.
This is contained in a statement signed by the commission’s Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren in Ibadan. He said the EFCC had launched a manhunt on the suspects after receiving a petition from one Godwin Ekhaguere.
He said that Ekhaguere, a professor of Mathematics who retired from the University of Ibadan, had in the petition alleged that the gang defrauded him of sums of over five hundred and sixty five thousand, five hundred naira.
Uwujaren said that the professor alleged that the suspected fraudsters also made him to part with recharge vouchers worth thirty six thousand naira in the scam.
The statement added that four members of the gang have been arrested and in EFCC custody while others are at large.