EFCC Arrests Five Suspected Forex Speculators In Aba

By Sunday Etuka, Abuja

Operatives of the Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), have arrested five suspected forex speculators at the Ama-Hausa mosque, along Hospital Road, Aba in Abia State.

The anti-graft’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale who announced this in a statement on Sunday said the arrested suspects were: Hassan Umaru; Haruna Umar Badamasi Abdullahi , Auwal Muhammed and Kasimu Muhammed.

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According to the statement, the suspects were in possession of different currencies in varied sums at the point of arrest.

The statement revealed that 23,000 Won (Korean currency), 52 (Yuan Chinese currency), $6, 500 Nippon Ginko, 40 notes of Dalawampung piso( Philippines Currency) 20 Gambian Dalasis, 20 Swaziland currency and N382,000 (Three Hundred and Eighty-Two Thousand Naira only) were recovered after the arrest.

Other recovered items from them were, seven mobile phones, one power bank, one air pod, and one ATM card.

The statement disclosed that they were arrested by operatives of the Command, following weeks of surveillance and credible intelligence, adding that they will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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