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EFCC Recovers N550,000 for Blind Woman




The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it recovered N550,000 from a gang of fraudsters who swindled a blind woman, Mary Ihekanacho of N830,000 in a job scam.

Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the EFCC in a statement in Abuja said the draft of the recovered money was presented to the victim on Wednesday.

The statement said the syndicate had conned the woman by promising to facilitate her son’s employment with one of the major oil companies.

It said the fight against corruption was a collective one.

The statement called on the public to support the commission in the discharge of its duties by coming forward to give evidence in court when needed.

It commended officers of the commission for their passion to ensure that the matter was followed to its logical conclusion.

“I had lost hope. I prayed and asked God to take control and was surprised when Richard called me and told me that the young man has been arrested,’’ the statement quoted Ihekanacho as saying.

She called on Nigerians to support the EFCC in its effort to rid the nation of fraudulent activities.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. bruno

    October 23, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    so………. are we suppose to give efcc a round of applause. if u like dont go and catch politicians and big men of nigeria who are stealing, keep going after yahoo boys who are hustling to pay rent and hustling to pay school fees. (im happy for the blind woman tho)

  2. tunmi

    October 25, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Hmm…they do what they can. Good work on this and we encourage them to go do for the obvious ones. But we Nigerians need to change the law that mandates billions of naira for person expenditures for politicians

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