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EFCC arrests banker, POS agent for currency racketeering

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EFCC arrests banker, POS agent for currency racketeering

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Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga

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 allegedly selling new naira notes to customers for commercial purposes.

A statement issued by the EFCC’s spokesman, Dele Oyewale, 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.

He said preliminary investigation showed that Ewa, a banker, allegedly specialised 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. The two suspects would soon be charged to court,” Oyewale said.

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