EFCC Arrests Five For $257,822 Credit Card Fraud In Lagos

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos


Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have smashed a syndicate of alleged fraudsters who specialize in credit card fraud.
 The arrested suspects, Daniel C. Stephen, Nestor Ezeani, Sonny Okwaraji, Sylvester E Otuwa and Jeff Ogbonaya, allegedly masterminded the theft of $257,822.16 American Dollars from a new generation bank. 
 The alleged fraudulent transaction was reported by the Bank through a petition, alleging that the bank received a mail from VISA International on suspected 60 credit card transactions.
The EFCC in a swift action moved and arrested the five suspects at 7th Avenue FESTAC, Lagos.
This was contained in a release by Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media & Publicity of the Commission, made available to journalists on Thursday.
According to the release, they were arrested with several credit cards in their possession, which they use in loading money before transferring them to other banks.

Some of the suspects have made useful statements while investigations continue.
It stated that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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