The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday returned N244, 000 to 81 year-old John Ederaro being monetary asset recovered on his behalf by the anti-graft agency.
Ederaro, who could not hide his joy, thanked Benin Zonal Commander of the Commission, Muhtar Bello, as he received the bank draft.
“I want to thank the EFCC for the good work they are doing for the people. EFCC is a father to the fatherless. I commend them for the good work. They are really working to save the country. May God give the leadership of Commission more wisdom and strength; I am so happy because EFCC did not allow shame to be my portion. God bless them more and more.”
Narrating his ordeal, the octogenarian whose pain has turned to joy said he misplaced his phone in an intercity bus. According to him, few days later, all the money in his bank accounts were withdrawn by criminals, causing him pain and insults as the money belonged to his community.
“Some people in my community were saying I took the money and that I am lying. Many did not believe me even when I told them what happened. Today I’m the happiest man in the world. The anti-graft agency’s efforts has vindicated me”, he said.
The Benin Zonal Commander assured the Commission will continue to discharge its duties responsibly and restitute victims of fraud accordingly.