Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a banker, Soberechukwu Inya Ewa and a Point of Sales, POS, cashier, Azubuike Mamwu Obasi for allegedly selling new naira notes to customers for commercial purposes.


A statement by the agency’s head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, said the suspects were arrested in the early hours of Friday, February 15, 2024, at Ecobank,  Rumuobiakani  and Maddox Night club, New Government Reservation Area, GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

He said preliminary investigation showed that Ewa, a banker, allegedly specialises in selling new naira notes of different denominations to POS cashiers for commercial purposes while Obasi was caught engaging in currency racketeering by charging fees for new naira notes.  He was arrested while in possession of N554,600.00 ( Five Hundred and Fifty Four Thousand, Six Hundred Naira)

“The two suspects would soon be charged to court,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, operatives of the Commission in Abuja Zonal Command, on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, arrested 26 suspected internet fraudsters.

They were arrested at Kurudu, Jahi, Kubwa, and Gwarimpa areas of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja following credible information on their suspected involvement in internet-related offences. 

 Items recovered  from the suspects include a Toyota Tacoma, a CLS Mercedes 450 and three Lexus cars, in addition to 40 phones and seven laptops.

They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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