Enock Ogungbamigbe: At last, EFCC Nabs Alleged Serial Canadian Visa Scammer in Abuja
- A suspected serial Canadian visa scammer, Enock Ogungbamigbe, has been arrested by the EFCC in Abuja
- Ogungbamigbe, according to the anti-graft agency, was picked up at Transcorp Hotel in Abuja on Friday, March 17
- The commission stated that the suspect will be prosecuted upon conclusion of the investigation into his activities
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Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Enock Ogungbamigbe, an alleged visa serial scammer.
It was gathered that Ogungbamigbe specialises in swindling desperate Nigerians intending to migrate to Canada, Punch reports.
The suspect, 32 years of age, was arrested at Transcorp Hotel, Abuja by EFCC personnel, when he responded to an appointment to procure a visa for an applicant intending to migrate to Canada. Unknown to him, that it was bait.
Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC’s director of media and publicity, confirmed and disclosed the arrest in a statement released on Friday, March 17.
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Uwujaren noted that the young man's arrest happened after a petition by a victim who lost N5 million to him as processing fees for visa to Canada.
“The suspect had also promised the victim a job upon arrival in Canada. But he only delivered fake Visas to his victims and all efforts to recover the money were futile.
“The suspect will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.”
Idris Yahaya: Nigerian auditor general bags 5 years in jail for N19.9m fraud
The Yobe state high court had convicted Alhaji Idris Yahaya, the auditor general for local government, of fraud to the tune of N19.9 million.
This ruling of the court was read on Tuesday, March 14, by Justice Muhammad Lawu Lawan after Yahaya was arraigned by the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to the EFCC, Yahaya received funds from the office of the Auditor General for Local Government and Emirate Affairs, Yobe state, for the purchase of an official vehicle, a 2015 Toyota Corolla, and diverted part of the money to his personal use.
However, the convict had pleaded not guilty to the charges, after which followed his full trial.