The EFCC has arrested a 33-year-old man, Gift Onyegam, for defrauding a blind teacher, Mrs. Mary Rose Ihekanacho of N830, 000.
The victim was deceived through calls purportedly by a former acquaintance, Patrick Abah, a fellow she met during her National Youth Service orientation in 2009, into making the payments to enable her secure employment for her son with Shell Petroleum Company in Port Harcourt.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today, May 10, 2013, arraigned the Company Secretary of E- Barclays Micro Finance Bank Limited, Abuja Oby Onwukeme before Justice Adeniyi Ademola Adetokunbo of the Federal High Court, Abuja on a one count charge of obstructing justice.
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde today called on lawyers to stand up and support the fight against corruption, as the social malaise remains the bane of Nigeria's development. He made this call while receiving members of the Anti-Corruption Commission of the Nigerian Bar Association in his office.