Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Love Scam: EFCC Recovers $2000 For American Victim

Read the EFCC press release below...

Relief came for one Margaret Sanders, an American based in Sherman, Texas, as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, successfully recovered the sum of $2000.00 (two thousand USD) which she had lost to a suspected Nigerian fraudster, Benjamin Akugbe (pictured above), in a romance scam. Sanders, through a petition dated July 9, 2013, alleged that she entered into a relationship on Facebook, with someone who claimed to be Benny Brown from Warri, Delta State, with both agreeing to get married.According to her, the suspect in the course of the affair, requested for the sum of $2000.00 USD to enable him join her in United States of America. The money was wired to him through Western Union, into an account with the name, Gladdys Ikpoba, domiciled with a new generation bank. After an endless wait for the finance, Sanders came to the sad realisation that she had been duped. But her efforts to recover the money were unsuccessful until she petitioned the EFCC. The Commission, through discreet investigation, recovered and returned the money to the victim.

Wilson Uwujaren
Head, Media & Publicity
14th January, 2015

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