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Financial crime: EFCC arrests 393 suspects in Kano, Edo



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested about 393 suspects for allegedly involving in various financial crimes in Kano and Edo states

Sun reports that the zonal head of the commission, ASP Akaninyene Ezima, said while briefing the press in Kano on Monday, September 2 that the suspects were arrested between January and August 2019. gathered that he noted that 51 of the suspects have been charged to court, adding that the other cases are at various stages of investigation by the commission.
He added that they recovered over N798.5 million from some of the suspects, saying that the figure included the sum of N248,544,000, which was seized from three passengers at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) on their way out of the country.
He acknowledged that the commission was deeply concerned about the spate of cyber-crimes in the society while regretting that the perpetrators of the crimes have dented the image of the country.
He, however, assured that the commission in the zone has mapped out new lines of intelligence and strategies with a view to fighting cyber crimes in the society.
He advised the members of the public never to let out information about their bank account details to anybody, adding that the criminals were in the habit of making such requests from their targets.
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