EFCC Smashes Notorious 419 Syndicate, Recovers fake $570,000USD

The Kaduna Zonal office
of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested
members of a notorious syndicate of fraudsters made of four Nigerians
and one Nigerien who specialise in duping innocent persons of their hard
earned monies. Those arrested are Salisu Rabiu, a.k.a Maimagani;
Ibrahim Idris, a.k.a Dankano; Magaji Musa (Nigerien) a.k.a Maishayi;
Haruna Abdullahi,a.k.a Balogun and Abubakar Umar ,a.k.a Fulani.


 
The
suspects were arrested in a bush along Sabon Gari, Kurmin Kogi, Ikara
Local Government Area of Kaduna state. A search of their hide out which
is suspected to be a kidnappers’ den led to the startling discovery of a
sum of five hundred and seventy thousand ($570,000) fake US dollars and
some charms.
The
five man gang met their waterloo when they conspired among themselves
to lure an unsuspecting victim into believing that some unclaimed boxes
containing huge amount of USD were kept with some herdsmen believed to
be accomplices by an unidentified politician. 
 Doubtful of the story, the would-be victim contacted the Commission.
The
operatives of the Commission upon receipt of the intelligence swung
into action and arrested the gang members in their hideouts. 
All the suspects are in custody while investigation continues.
The
Commission wishes to use this opportunity to warn members of the public
to be wary of any get-rich-quick offer in order not to be a victim of
scam. However, those who had fallen victim to the nefarious activities
of this syndicate are enjoined to report to the Commission’s office
located at No.4 Wurno Road Kaduna State.


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