EFCC arrests banker, POS operator for selling new notes


CITIZENS COMPASS —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), operator, Azubuike Mamwu Obasi, for allegedly selling new naira notes to customers for commercial purposes.


The suspects were arrested in the early hours of Friday, February 16, 2024, at Ecobank,  Rumuobiakani  and Maddox Night club, new Government Reservation Area, GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Ewa, a banker, allegedly specialises 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 ( Five Hundred and Fifty Four Thousand, Six Hundred Naira)

Both suspects would soon be charged to court.

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