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EFCC returns ₦67,523,000 to owner in Enugu



ECONOMIC and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Enugu Zone, returned ₦67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah , a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.

   In a statement by Wilson Uwujaren the commission’s head of media and publicity, explained that Onah’s ordeal started sometime in 2019 when he transferred ₦75, 760,540.00 to the duo of Tega Esinone and Obiajulu Umeagukwu for onward transmission to his business partner, Crecedor Industrial Co. Ltd in Hong Kong.

  The suspects converted the money to their own use and after all the efforts to recover the money proved futile, Onah petitioned the EFCC.

  The commission initiated a non-conviction based forfeiture process in the course of investigation which culminated in a   December 1, 2020 ruling by Justice I.N Buba of the Federal High Court, Enugu ordering the forfeiture of the sum of N67, 522,831.55 in a new generation bank account belonging to Tega Esinone to the victim.

  Oshodi Johnson, the Head of Enugu Office while presenting the cheques to the victim said the gesture demonstrate the Commission’s stance on justice for all.

  “EFCC is for everybody and all that the EFCC stands for is justice. We will continue to work within its mandate to ensure that Nigeria becomes a nation that is corrupt free. We will not rest until this is achieved.”

  He therefore warned fraudsters of the Commission’s readiness to fish them out anywhere they are, saying it will better for them to repent from their illegal and evil activities because it was only a matter of time before the law catches up on them.

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  Mr Onah in his remarks after receiving the cheques, appreciated the commission for helping to recover his money, “Honestly, I am so overjoyed because today is a day of smile. I came to you people in tears but today my heart is full of joy and my face is full of smiles. I am now a living testimony that the EFCC works and they can bring justice even to the common man.”

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