The Benin Zonal office of the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested
four persons Michael Agun, Osaikuiwomwan
Monday, Vincent Odia and Chibuike Ogbonna
suspected of obtaining money under false pretence.
The suspects were arrested on September 25,
2017, in Benin City sequel to a petition by a
complainant alleging that sometimes in May 2017 he got a call from one Chris Amadi who claimed that he knew him during his National Youth Service year.
According to the petitioner, Amadi informed him that he worked at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture,
Edo State before being transferred to Minna, Niger
State and that while he was in Edo State, he
transacted businesses with one Alhaji whom he
supplied cow medicine (Cow Bruma).
Amadi told him that he would like to connect him
with Alhaji for good business but asked him to call
David Adeboye whom he claimed was the manager
of the company that produces cow medicine.
The petitioner further alleged that upon calling
Adeboye, he sent him an account number in which
he paid Four Hundred and Ninety Thousand Naira in order to be a cow medicine distributor.
During investigations, operatives of the Commission
discovered that Amadi whose real name is Chibuike
Ogbonna is the head of a syndicate involving
Michael Agun, Osaikuiwomwan and Vicent Odia.
Further investigations revealed that Odia Vincent
plays the role of a dubious native doctor, parading
fettish objects and charms with which they dupe
unsuspecting members of the public.
The suspects will soon be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.