Currency Racketeering: EFCC Arrests Banker, POS Agent In P/Harcourt

Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have arrested a banker, Soberechukwu Inya Ewa, and a Point of Sales, POS, cashier, Azubuike Mamwu Obasi for alleged currency trading.

EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale in a statement said, the suspects were arrested in the early hours of Friday, February 15, 2024, at Ecobank, Rumuobiakani and Maddox Night Club, new Government Reservation Area, GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Oyewale said, a preliminary investigation by the anti-graft agency showed that Ewa, a banker, allegedly specialises in selling new naira notes of different denominations to POS cashiers for commercial purposes while Obasi was caught engaging in currency racketeering by charging fees for new naira notes.

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

According to him, the two suspects would soon be charged to court.

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