The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has returned funds to a Japanese survivor in the amount of $370,000 and $1,800 recovered from a fraudster via officials of the Japanese Embassy in Abuja.
The money was recovered by the EFCC after Hatsumi Ozeki filed a complaint on January 19, 2019.
Ozeki was duped by Evans Ewean-Obayagbona, but the proceeds of crime were wired to him through the accounts of his accomplices, Samson Okonofua, Osifo Onaiwi-Kelly, and Igbenedion Iyobor Mikel, according to the investigation.
Speaking while handing over the money to officials of the Japanese Embassy at the EFCC headquarters, Abuja, the Director of Operations, Abdulkarim Chukkol, reiterated the Commission’s commitment to the fight against cybercrime and other forms of financial crimes.
He said the agency is poised to sanitize the nation’s financial system to ensure a conducive investment climate for foreign investors.
On his part, the representative of the Japanese Embassy expressed appreciation to the EFCC for the feat in recovery the money and commended the agency’s commitment to fighting corruption.