The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Kaduna Zonal office says it has investigated the case of a teenage internet fraudster who was exposed by his own father.
The father (name witheld) reportedly blew the whistle against his son, a secondary school student, in 2017. It was gathered that the boy shocked his dad when he told him he had bought a house and a shop worth over N2 million.
The suspicious father, after sensing fraud in his son’s explanation of how he got the money, decided to report the matter to the EFCC.
The anti-graft agency in a statement on Thursday said the boy, identified as Adamu, “said he got the money through his phone line which after purchase he began receiving alerts running into millions of Naira.”
The commission said that during investigation, the boy mentioned two other accomplices in the crime.
It said: “In the course of investigations, it was discovered that Adamu withdrew monies in bits from a First Bank account number 3033389599 owned by one Porong Daniel Nash (a farmer in plateau state); and credited same to different accounts.
“Consequently, all accused persons where arrested and recoveries were made to the tune of N939,000 (Nine Hundred and Thirty Nine Thousand Naira) only of which same was returned to the rightful owner by the Zonal Office.”