Wednesday, February 1, 2023

EFCC arrests student over N850,000 investment scam

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Maryam Hassan
Maryam Hassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested an undergraduate, Nnamdi Henry Chimezulem a.k.a. Dessey Marvel, for defrauding his victims a sum of N850,000 through a phony investment  scheme.

A statement on Wednesday by the EFCCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspect was arrested on December 3, at Omuoda Lane,  Aluu,  Port Harcourt,  Rivers State, following a petition alleging his fraudulent dealings through his firm: Skyworld Investment Limited.

One of Chimezulem’s victims:  Ukoro Blessing alleged that, sometimes in July 2020, he approached her with an online foreign exchange business with an assurance of fifty percent (50%) returns on investment within two (2) weeks.

This offer, Blessing said, made many unsuspecting members of the public invest in Chimezulem’s platform and got defrauded. A total sum of N850,000 has so far been traced to him.

The EFCC said t suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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