The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has transferred sum of $4040 to a Brazilian lady who was scammed by a Nigeria yahoo boy.
The lady identified as Debora Moreira was defrauded by Emmanuel Tope — who has now been convicted — to the tune of $4,040.
A statement by the EFCC’s Head, Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, said the Brazilian, Debora Moreira, had acknowledged the receipt of the money.
“Moreira lost the money to Emmanuel Tope, a convicted fraudster, in a romance scam. EFCC commenced an investigation of the scam in March 2019 and successfully recovered the money, prosecuted, and got the fraudster convicted.
According to Oyewale, the money was recovered by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the anti-graft agency from one Emmanuel Tope, a convicted fraudster.
The proceeds of crime was remitted into the victim’s account with Bank Itau S/A, Rua Ameirico Brasiliense, through the Central Bank of Nigeria,” Oyewale said.