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Friday, October 9, 2015

EFCC Nabs Two With 448 Travellers Cheques, 108 ATM Cards!

Anti graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has made an interesting arrest.

Here are the details
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday confirmed the arrest of two suspects for unlawful possession of 448 travellers’ cheques and 108 Automated Teller Machine (ATM)/debit cards.
While Jonathan Odu Isikwei was arrested with 448 travellers’ cheques, 34-year-old Pascal Onuora Udeh was intercepted with 108 ATM cards on his way to China.
A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said the two suspects would face trial.
The statement said: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign Jonathan Odu Isikwei for unlawful possession of 448 travellers cheques.
“Isikwei, 51, an indigene of Igbodo in Aniocha Local Government Area of Delta State, was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) during the outward clearance of passengers on a Belgium-bound flight.
“The case was transferred to the EFCC for further investigation.”
The EFCC gave the details of its investigation into the incidents.
It added: “The 448 travellers’ cheques recovered from Isikwei were discovered to purportedly belong to four banks in America, Europe and Canada.
“The banks and the travellers cheques are: Gun Nebo Inc. (Bank of Nova Scotia)- 117 pieces, Postbank Frankfurt -258 pieces, Safe Federal Credit Union -41 pieces and RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) -32 pieces.

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