EFCC seeks information from ‘wonder bank’ victims

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Following the arrest of the Managing Director of “Lets Partner With You Ltd.”, Chief Patrick Shanchi Nwokike, an alleged wonder bank operator, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has called for information from the public on the several billions of naira and properties fraudulently acquired by Nwokike and his wife, who is also a signatory to the company’s various bank accounts.

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In a statement issued on Friday by its Head of Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, the anti-graft agency sought relevant information from victims of the wonder bank, on Nwokike and his family, the company, and any other person(s) who might be connected with the infraction.

The statement reads, “Since the news of the Nwokikes’ arrest broke, the Commission has received hundreds of petitions from victims, with details of how they were fleeced of billions of their hard earned money by Nwokike and his cohorts.

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“This situation is both pathetic and unfortunate. Most of the victims expressed confidence in the EFCC’s ability to recover their invested capital and also ensure that justice is served.

“However, the EFCC alone cannot achieve the goal of recovering depositors’ funds from the Nwokikes, without the cooperation of members of the public in terms information sharing with the Commission, aimed at revealing where the several billions of naira and properties fraudulently acquired by these scammers are concealed.

“The Commission, therefore, calls on all well meaning Nigerians to furnish the EFCC with relevant information on Nwokike and his family, the company, and any other person(s) that might be connected with this infraction.

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“The EFCC wishes to assure all who would heed this call that their identities would be treated with utmost confidentiality.”

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