Relief came for one Margaret Sanders, an American based in Sherman, Texas, as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, successfully recovered the sum of $2000.00 (two thousand USD) which she lost to a suspected Nigerian fraudster, Benjamin Akugbe, in a romance scam.
Ms. Sanders, through a petition dated July 9, 2013, alleged that she entered into a relationship on Facebook with someone who claimed to be Benny Brown from Warri, Delta State, with both agreeing to get married, the spokesperson for the EFCC said in a statement.
According to her, the suspect, in the course of the affair, requested for the sum of $2000.00USD to enable him join her in the United States of America.
The money was wired to him through Western Union, into an account with the name, Gladdys Ikpoba, domiciled with a new generation bank.
After an endless wait for her fiance to arrive , Ms Sanders came to the sad realisation that she had been duped. But her efforts to recover the money were unsuccessful until she petitioned the EFCC.
The Commission, through discrete investigation, recovered and returned the money to the victim.
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