Alleged Fraud: EFCC Nabs Syndicate Member Who Scammed Prominent Emir of N33.3m

Alleged Fraud: EFCC Nabs Syndicate Member Who Scammed Prominent Emir of N33.3m

  • The EFCC has commenced an investigation to apprehend members of a syndicate who scammed a prominent Emir in Kwara state of N33.3m
  • One Fedelis Poor, a 30-year-old who is a member of the crew is in the custody of the EFCC as he has been alleged of conspiracy
  • It was gathered that the victim, Idris Sero Abubakar was a former legislator representing Baruten local government area at the green chamber

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Fidelis Poor, a member of a syndicate who has been accused of defrauding the Emir of Okuta in Kwara state, Idris Sero Abubakar, reports.

According to a post on the EFCC Facebook page, the Emir was duped of the sum of N33,399,999.00 by the scammers.

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Alleged Fraud, EFCC, Emir
The Chairman, Economic, and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa. Photo Credit: (EFCC)
Source: Facebook

The monarch, Idris Sero Abubakar was a former legislator representing Baruten local government area at the green chamber. gathered that the 30-year-old suspect a Benue indigene alongside his accomplices collaborated to defraud the Emir under the false pretence that they had a container full of goods that were supposedly meant for the development of the Okuta community.

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The monarch who petitioned the EFCC in November 2021 stated that the suspects had called him telling him about a container that needed to be cleared at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport for the sum of N33,399,999.00.

In his petition, he further alleged that the syndicate has issued him several account details for him to send the money needed to clear the container.

EFCC to commence further investigation

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He further disclosed that after he had made the payment, he was told to call one Evangelist Rose Marry Oni (JP) who was expected to deliver the container to him.

It was later gathered that after numerous unsuccessful attempts to get the goods delivered to the monarch, the EFCC waded into the matter upon the submission of the petition.

Meanwhile, Mr. Fidelis Poor is expected to be arraigned before the court upon the conclusion of further investigations.

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In another development, the son of former Nasarawa state governor, Tanko Al-Malkura is currently facing a probe from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the acquisition of multimillion property.

It was gathered that the 24-year-old Amir paid an initial fee of N96million in cash in foreign currency equivalent for the property whose original price tag is N130million.

According to a source it was revealed that the alleged bought the house from a real estate company called Bilaad Realty Ltd.

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Meanwhile, the EFCC has identified five new ponzi scheme operators in the country and has intensified plans to arrest them.

Information obtained from the EFCC said the ant-graft agency is coming for the operators in a matter of a few weeks and many of them operate mostly in Lagos but live outside it.

Meanwhile, a serial Ponzi scheme operator, Umanah Umanah was arraigned and convicted in Akwa Ibom state for defrauding victims of over N2 billion.


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