A multi-level marketer and e-commerce retailer, Great Nekeneye, has faulted officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for his arrest for alleged Internet fraud.
The Delta State indigene said he had attempted doing a transaction with his bank account on Friday, June 8, 2018.
He explained that when his attempts failed, he lodged a complaint at the Ogba branch of the bank on Monday.
The 22-year-old said he was in the bank when officials of the EFCC arrested him for allegedly engaging in a fraudulent transaction.
He said, “I had tried to transfer some funds from my bank account to pay for an advert I wanted to run on Facebook. It did not go through, despite repeated attempts from Friday till Sunday. I went to the bank to complain on Monday.
“Before I knew what was happening, some people walked up to me with an EFCC arrest warrant. I asked them what my offence was and they said I did a fraudulent transaction. I told them that it was not possible because I only had N9,000 in the account and it was not even an account I use frequently. I only use it to pay for adverts. I was told that the case was reported to their Abuja office and they would show me the transaction when I get to their office.”
Great said he was first taken to the Area G Police Command at Ogba after which he was transferred to the EFCC office at Ikoyi.
He said the operatives did not show him any fraudulent transaction as promised.
His elder brother, David Nekeneye, said Great was innocent of the allegation, adding that his business was legal.
“I can say with all confidence that Great has never been involved in any fraudulent activity. It seems like they are trying to frame him,” he added.
His friend, who identified herself only as Eniola, said she gathered that a woman had lodged a complaint against Great for introducing her to a multi-level marketing business.
“And despite the fact that he did not collect money from the woman, he was still arrested for introducing her to the business,” she added.
The spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said he was not aware of the case, adding that he could not comment on it.