The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested no fewer than 280 suspects for various crimes in Kano State between January and August.
The Zonal Head of the Commission in Kano, Akaninyene Ezima, at a news briefing disclosed that the suspects were apprehended for committing crimes bordering on cybercrimes, money laundering and other forms of crimes like ‘black money, wash-wash, foxy scheme and MMM’, among others.
Ezima said the commission had also recovered N550 million and 690,000 dollars during the period under review, pointing out that the 690,000 dollars were recovered at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport.
He also said the commission is currently pursuing 51 cases of various offences in courts under the zone while investigation into several cases had also attained different stages of completion.
The official advised management of banks operating in the states under the zone to improve their response system in order to protect their customers from being duped by fraudsters.
He noted that most of the crimes were being perpetrated during weekend days when banks were not operating.
He disclosed that the commission had held sensitization campaigns in Katsina State on how fraudsters operate to protect people from falling victims of MMM, wash-wash and foxy scheme amongst others.