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EFCC To Freeze 26-year-old Nigerian Student’s Account

Campus Gist – EFCC To Freeze 26-year-old Nigerian Student’s Account

The Federal High Court Abuja, yesterday, granted the EFCC’s request to freeze two bank accounts linked to a 26-year-old Nigerian student based abroad.

According to the EFCC’s Counsel, Richard Dauda with the expatriate application number: FHC/ABJ/CS/921/2019, is being investigated over a suspicious Transaction Report (STR).

They received the report from the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) against the suspect, Mr. Damilare Oluyemi.

The investigation revealed that the suspect in the case under investigation is a student who was involved in suspicious transactions between May 11, 2018, and June 6, 2018, amounting to 133,955. 00 dollars and 40, 000 pounds

Richard Dauda

Further investigation revealed that the suspect had a substantial amount of funds in his Access Bank account number: 0790473099. He also had some in hisGuarantee Trust Bank (GTB) account number: 9024884541590 which remains untouched.

EFCC To Freeze 26-year-old Nigerian Student's Account

Dauda told the court that all effort made to invite the major depositor, Lucy Otubo, has proved abortive, NAN reports.

However, He said available intelligence report suggested that Otubo had relocated to Turkey.

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The council also said the commission had been making efforts to ensure that the fleeing suspect was tracked. As tracking him will aid deported back to Nigeria to also aid the further investigations. However, all efforts so far made had not yielded positive results.

The judge has also adjourned the case to Oct. 4 for further hearing.

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