EFCC Secures 14 Convictions …Nabs Female Pastor In PH Over N25m Fraud

The South-South Zonal Director of EFCC, Abdulwaleed Bawa said the commission has secured 14 convictions so for this year.

Bawa stated this when the Federal Commissioner of Public Complaints Commission in Rivers state Mr. Marshall Israel visited the South-South Zonal office of the EFCC.

The EFCC Director assured the PCC commissioner who was on a visit to EFCC Zonal office that the commission was committed to the fight against corruption in the state.

Responding, Mr. Israel commended the anti-graft agency for its efforts and appealed for collaborations with other federal agencies in the state to fight injustice and graft in the society.

Meanwhile a female pastor in Port Harcourt has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly defrauding one Maxwell Uzoma of over N25.2m.

The female pastor who name is strictly being guarded, had presented herself to the victim as a contractor and had on various occasion, collected the said total sum from Mr. Uzoma.

According to Uzoma the woman had collected the said amount in the guise of facilitating the award of an undisclosed contract to him but that when the pastor failed to deliver the contracts as promised he decide to confronted her for his money.

Uzoma added that rather than refund the money, the woman resorted to contracting other pastors to come to him with fake prophesies, which he refused to accept.

He said he reported the matter to the Public Complaint Commission (PCC) in the state which carried out investigation on the matter and alerted the EFCC to arrest her.

Federal Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission in the state, Mr. Marshal Israel who confirmed the development to newsmen said the commission decided to repot the matter to the EFCC after its investigation of the matter.

Israel said the PCC decided to invite the anti corruption agency because it was in better capacity to handle the matter.

He assured the public that the PCC will continue to collaborate with other agencies in its desire to discharge its responsibilities to the public.

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