Sick magistrate duped N500k in false medical treatment recovers money

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OrijoReporter.com, Dr. Veronica Ibeziako

Dr. Veronica Ibeziako, a retired Chief Magistrate in Anambra State, who was duped out of N500,000 in fake overseas medical treatment has recovered her money.

On Thursday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, released a draft for N500,000 to Dr. Ibeziako being funds recovered for her by the Commission.

South East Zonal Head of Operations, Mr. Obioha Okorie presented the draft to the former magistrate, who was swindled while seeking financial assistance to enable her proceed for medical treatment abroad.

Dr. Ibeziako was scheduled for a surgical procedure abroad, which cost was put at N3 million but ended up being defrauded of N500, 000.

In a statement by EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the anti-graft agency said, “The EFCC, through its Southeast Zonal Head of Operations, Mr. Obioha Okorie, yesterday released a draft for N500,000 to Dr. Ibeziako, a retired chief magistrate in Anambra State, being funds recovered for her by the commission.

“The former magistrate was swindled by fraudsters while seeking financial assistance to enable her proceed for treatment abroad.

“According to the victim, she was billed for a surgical procedure abroad, which was going to cost N3 million, but ended up being defrauded of N500,000.

“Although investigation into the matter is on, the recovered fund was released to the victim to enable her attend to her financial and medical needs.”

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