The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested no fewer than 280 suspects for various crimes in Kano State between January and August this year.

The Zonal Head of the Commission in Kano, Akaninyene Ezima, told journalists on Monday.

According to him, the suspects were arrested for being involved in cybercrimes, money laundering, ‘black money', 'wash-wash', 'foxy scheme' and 'MMM’.

The EFCC disclosed it recovered N550 million and $690,000 in the last eight months, noting that the $690,000 were recovered at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport.

The anti-graft agency is currently prosecuting 51 cases in courts under the zone.

Concerning the need for Nigerian banks to have a robust system that can tackle the menace of money laundering and other scams, Ezima said: “So by improving the response system of the banks, the banks can avert any attempt by such criminals to steal from someone’s account.”

He added that the EFCC had begun sensitizing Nigerians on how to avoid falling victims of MMM, wash-wash and foxy scheme, etc.

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