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EFCC Nabs 8 For Selling Train Tickets For ₦15,000 In Abuja and Kaduna



Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested eight suspected train ticket racketeers in Abuja and Kaduna.

According to the agency ,Clement Zakka, Udim Samson, Adams Danladi, Otitomoni Omobolanle and Hassan Dauda were nabbed at the Kubwa train terminal, Abuja, on Saturday, while three others, including a Nigeria Railway Corporation worker and two touts, were apprehended at the Rigasa train station in Kaduna on Sunday.

The suspects were said to have sold the ₦1,300 economy ticket for between ₦2,000 and ₦5,000, while first class ticket was sold for between ₦7,000 to ₦15,000 up from the official ₦2,500.

EFCC spokesperson said in a statement that :
“The Commission swung into action after receiving an intelligence report alleging that some group of people at the Idu and Kubwa train stations have been racketeering train tickets making it difficult for passengers to have access to tickets and further sabotaging government efforts in ensuring easy transportation across the country.

“The suspects were arrested during a sting operation at the stations. They will soon be charged to court”

EFCC also said its investigations revealed that some members of staff of the stations connived with touts to defraud unsuspecting travellers by selling the tickets at a higher rate.


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