EFCC arrests 173 suspects in Kano, recovers N149m

Kano zone of the EFCC arrested 173 suspects for various crimes between January and April.

Head of the zone, Mr Mualledi Farouk-Dogondaji, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Saturday that those in the net allegedly involved themselves in laundering or cybercrimes.

Other suspects, said, were allegedly involved either in Advanced Fee Fraud (419), Ponzi scheme, and bank or procurement fraud.

said the Commission recovered N149 million from the suspects for corporate bodies and individuals who had been duped and secured 11 convictions during the under review.

appealed to members of the to stop patronising fraudsters and to provide the Commission useful to enable it to curb crime rate.

Farouk-Dogondaji said the became necessary considering the fact Commission conducted its investigations,  on intelligence and petitions received from groups and individuals. (NAN)