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EFCC dock 2 tourism travel agents over alleged N70 million fraud

01 July 2015, 06:37

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two officials of a travel agency for allegedly swindling and defrauding several Nigerians to the tune of N70 million.

This is contained in a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, the Head, Media and Publicity of EFCC and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja.

It stated that the two officials, Banabas Magi, an accountant and Owoseli Samuel, General Manager of the agency, were arrested on Monday and had since been detained by the commission.

Also read: Atuche's fraud trial commences October 28

According to the statement, victims of the travel agency had on June 5, petitioned the EFCC, alleging that they have been defrauded by the company.

It explained that the travel agency claims to provide tourism services to Nigerians by providing holiday vacation, including accommodation to them at resorts in some designated countries.

It stated that the petitioners also accused the agency of deceiving them through marketers into parting with their money for promised trip overseas that never materialised.

It stated that the two officials were granted provisional bail by the commission but were yet to meet the terms.



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