On Thursday, February 24, 2022, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, delivered €1,120 (One Thousand One Hundred and Twenty Euros) collected from a fraudster to the German victim, Ms. Regina Gluck.
The funds were seized from a convicted fraudster and Edo state native, Austin Isibor Aisosa, who got the funds by falsely claiming to be a wounded American soldier in Afghanistan in need of immediate medical treatment in order to return to the United States.
Dr. George Ekpungu, the Commission’s Secretary, who presented the funds to Jan Ritterhoff, an official of the German Embassy in Nigeria, expressed satisfaction with the recovery and the Commission’s determination to continue collaborating with the German Embassy and other international partners in combating economic and financial challenges.
“It is clear that the EFCC is doing its job, and we will continue to do everything we can to combat all types of economic and financial crime,” he added.
Ritterhoff, who accepted the money on behalf of the victim, commended the EFCC for its efforts and assured Nigeria of the German government’s support in the battle against economic and financial crimes.
“We’re delighted that this is doable, and we’ll get it back to Ms. Gluck as soon as possible.”
“We are always available to assist you, and we are grateful for your assistance in really tough circumstances,” he stated.