EFCC nabs Owerri based church founder wanted by FBI for wire fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Kelechi Vitalis Anozie over fraud related charges.

Anozie is the Founder of Praying City Church which is located in Owerri, the capital of Imo.

The suspect has been on the watch list of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

In a statement released by the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, Anozie was arrested following intelligence linking him to alleged conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.

Anozie was said to have worked with four accomplices: Valentine Iro, Ekene Ekechukwu (alias Ogedi Power), Bright Azubuike (alias Bright Bauer Azubuike) and Ifeanyi Junior.

“They are alleged to have defrauded one F. F., who lives in Illinois, the sum of $135,800 and another $47,000”, the statement reads.

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