The receipt of the sum of $4,040 which was recovered by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been acknowledged by a Brazilian victim of internet fraud identified as Debora Moreira.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the internet victim identified as Moreira lost the money to a convicted fraudster identified as Emmanuel Tope in a romance scam.

It was further learnt that EFCC commenced investigation of the scam in March 2019 and successfully recovered the money, prosecuted and got the fraudster convicted.

According to a statement released by the anti-graft agency, the proceeds of crime were remitted into the victim’s account with Bank Itau S/A, Rua Americo Brasiliense, through the Central Bank of Nigeria.

In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that following the arrest of Ms Mnena Ato, owner of Star Shawarma by an anti-graft agency staff in Makurdi, Benue state over wrongful transfer of money, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has announced the commencement of thorough investigations into the issue.