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Feb. 18, 2024

Just In: EFCC arrests banker for selling new naira notes to PoS operators

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Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a banker, Soberechukwu Inya Ewa, for allegedly selling new Naira notes to Point of Sales, PoS operators.

A PoS cashier, Azubuike Mamwu, Obasi was also arrested for allegedly selling new naira notes to customers for commercial purposes.

The suspects were arrested at Ecobank, Rumuobiakani and Maddox Night club, new Government Reservation Area, GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

According to the Commission, preliminary investigation showed that Ewa, a banker, allegedly specialises in selling new naira notes of different denominations to POS cashiers for commercial purposes.

Obasi, on his own, was caught engaging in currency racketeering by charging fees for new naira notes.

He was arrested while in possession of N554, 600.00 (Five Hundred and Fifty Four Thousand, Six Hundred Naira).

The two suspects would soon be charged to court.

In another vein, the Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC has also arrested the trio of Sallah Asmau Wuraola, Owoduni Abdullahi Isa (a.k.a Bolaji) who are PoS cashiers and one Shuaibu Rukayat, a nurse from Ilorin South Local Government Area of Kwara State, for allegedly selling new naira notes of different denominations to customers for commercial purposes.

"The arrest of the suspects followed credible intelligence on elements selling new naira notes to people at event centers, night clubs, hotels and parties without due authorization.

Wuraola and Rukayat were caught with the sum of N1, 220,000 (One Million, Two hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira Only); while Isa was arrested with the sum of N150, 000 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) only.

The suspects would soon be charged to court.

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