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Two in EFCC net over $2.25m scam

By News Express on 10/03/2015

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two suspected fraudsters for allegedly stealing a sum of $2,250, 000 from two bankers.

The suspects: Uwem Antia and Alhaji Yerima Suleman allegedly approached the bankers: Gladys Aginwa and Ale Dennis in February, 2015, offering to sell foreign exchange to the tune of $10,000,000 USD to them.

After agreeing on the exchange rate, a sum of N672,750,000  was transferred from BlueBeam Capital Investment Limited and Capital Field Investment and Trust Limited into the account of one of the bankers:

Smiles and Light Limited. It was from the banker's account that the entire sum was moved into Antia’s account: Kafisto Oil and Gas Limited.

Findings showed that the entire sum of N672,750,000 actually hit Antia's account.

A Bureau de Change operator, who changed the money into its dollar equivalent, told EFCC's investigators that he went with Antia to his bank along Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, where the transaction was confirmed.

The Bureau de Change operator further said that, Antia subsequently transferred the sum of N666, 250,000 into his own account.

He said he worked out the dollar equivalent of the money, which was $3,127,000.

He added that he could only give $3,124,000 to Antia, leaving a balance of $3,000, which he promised to give him the next day.

Immediately Antia collected the foreign exchange, he reportedly headed for Number 17A, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, where the two bankers and his accomplice, Suleman were waiting for him.

However, rather than handing over the entire foreign exchange to the bankers, he only gave them $1 million, claiming that he could not source the entire amount.

He allegedly promised to give them a balance of $2,250,000 the next day. This balance would be the dollar equivalent of the entire sum of the transaction (N672, 750,000). 

The bankers said since the day Antia and Suleman gave them the initial $1m, all efforts to reach them had proved abortive.

“Their cell phones were turned off,” they said.

However, they lodged a complaint with the EFCC, and operatives of the commission eventually arrested the suspects.

The duo, upon arrest, claimed that they had given one of the bankers, Dennis the balance of the money at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, but investigations by the commission, showed that no such transaction took place between them.

One of the suspects, Suleman is reportedly standing trial at a Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State for a separate offence.

The suspects will be arraigned in court soon, according to the commission..

•Photo shows Yerima Suleman (left) and Antia.


Source News Express

Posted 10/03/2015 02:50:38 AM


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