The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recovered an additional sN1.4 Billion for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The money released to the NHIS on August 5, 2022, is part of the funds that some commercial banks fraudulently refused to transmit to the Treasury Single Account, TSA, since 2015.
It will be recalled that the Commission had similarly, on February 10, 2022, released a sum of N1.500, 000,000 (One Billion Five Hundred Million Naira) to the Scheme.
Meanwhile, the commission said its operatives in the Enugu Zonal Command on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, arrested 45 suspected internet fraudsters from different locations at Trans Ekulu, Enugu.
The suspects are: Michael Chidiebere, Ogbu Chekwube, Edeh Peter, Nweze Ifeanyi, Emeka Nwankwo, John Chibuike, Paschal Tochukwu, Eze ifeanyi, Raphael Chukwuemeka .P, Kennwth Akwozo, Chukwuebuka Ogbonna, Chunedu Ephraim.N, Emmanuel Nnaji, Ychenna Nweke.E, Orji Chisom , Eze Emmanuel, Obodoeze Samson, Onyedikachi Samuel, Ikenna Chijioke, James Tochukwu, Uche Obieze and Ekwunife Chinonso.
Others include Adimoranma Christian, Godwin Chukwuemeka, Nnamezie Chidi, Bright Chineme, Vitus Makwe, Nwokeji Joshua Chetachukwu, Nzube Daniel. Stephen Ogbuabor, Sunday Dimeze Chidi, Ebuka Ilouno, Michael Chidere, Ikechukwu Michael, Oferka Frank, Onyia Joseph, Amagba Tochukwu, Ogbuabor Emmanuel, Michael Obi, Emmanuel Chidere, Chijioke Ugwu, Ugwuoko Obinna, Emeka Obilo, Mbah Ebube and Onah Kasie.
Items they recovered include five luxury vehicles, several mobile phones and laptops.
They will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed.
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