EFCC Arrests ‘Top Ecobank Staff’, POS Agent For Currency Racketeering

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EFCC Arrests 'Top Ecobank Staff', POS Agent For Currency Racketeering
EFCC Arrests 'Top Ecobank Staff', POS Agent For Currency Racketeering

Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have as arrested an Ecobank staff, Soberechukwu Ewa, for allegedly selling new naira notes to customers for commercial purposes.

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.

According to Dele Oyewale, Head, Media & Publicity, preliminary investigation showed that the Ecobank staff, Ewa, 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 was arrested while in possession of N554,600.00.

He also stated that the two suspects would soon be charged to court.

“He was arrested while in possession of N554,600.00 (five hundred and fifty-four thousand, six hundred naira). The two suspects would soon be charged to court,” the spokesman said.