From Paul Ibe,
The Economic and Financial Commission has recovered and handed a N550,000 bank draft to a blind woman who was duped recently.
Mary-Rose Ihekanacho was duped by a certain Gift Onyegam of N830,000 through a commercial bank.
Presenting the bank draft to Mrs. Ihekanacho, the EFCC south east head of operation, David Iloyanomo called on Nigerians to always assist the agency with vital information to enable it serve them better He said the organization stand for justice for the poor and the rich, adding “Our mission is to give hope to the poor and even the rich’.
According to him, “we have gone to court on the matter, we are also interested in restitution” “we are also interested in recovering the money for her, despite her challenge, we still pursued it to the logical conclusion”.
EFCC assured Mrs. Ihekanacho that the balance will be recovered for her.
Recounting how she was duped, Mrs. Ihekanacho thanked and prayed for the leadership of the EFCC, for allowing God to use them to salvage her situation.
It would be recalled that Hon. Justice M. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court (1) Enugu, now Justice of Court of Appeal had on 24th of February, 2014 while delivering judgment on a four count charge prosecuted by EFCC convicted and sentenced the 33year old Gift Onyegam to ten years imprisonment without option of fine.