Operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have apprehended one Ekene Ibegbu in connection with an alleged currency racketeering scheme amounting to N1,580,000.
A statement from the Commission disclosed that the arrest was made on Thursday, February 8, 2024, along the Owerri-Enugu Road, following actionable intelligence concerning Ibegbu’s suspected involvement in illegal currency activities.
The suspect will face charges in court once investigations are concluded in line with the Commission’s commitment to combating financial crimes and ensuring the prosecution of perpetrators.
Dele Oyewale, Head of Media & Publicity for the EFCC, confirmed the arrest in a press release.
The EFCC continues to intensify efforts in its fight against corruption and illicit financial activities across Nigeria.
Recently, the Commission formed a Special Task Force in all its Zonal Commands to enforce laws against currency mutilation and dollarization of the country’s economy.