A YouTuber, Jude Bela, has narrated how the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) wrecked him and destabilised his source of income.
The enterprising YouTuber runs a blog where he share tips on food while on campus and earned hugely from his channel.
The EFCC on suspicion of being a fraud which were not confirmed summoned him even when he presented his earning from adsense and the supermarket business he runs didn’t get any better.
Jude was detained and had a long battle with the anti-graft agency for a period of 41 months on mere suspicion that he runs a fraudulent venture.
According to Jude, he lost his peace, source of income and the very thing that brought him such attention and fame – his YouTube account.
During my 41 months court battle with @officialEFCC, @UBAGroup and @PolarisBankLtd I lost my business. I lost my peace, and to cap it all, I lost the very thing that gave me the money that brought all the attention. My YouTube channel was taken down.
— Jude Bela (@realJudebela) September 24, 2022
The YouTube channel was reportedly deleted by the officers of the Agency while he was in detention and had to go through an horrific time with his banks – Polaris Bank and UBA who the EFCC asked to freeze his account.
A resilient Jude however took the matter into his hands by not only submitting his other details to the Agency but went ahead to charge them to court to get justice.
Succour came when he won at the Federal High Court and Appeal Court and the judges ordered the Agency and banks to return his assets and was to be compensated as well.
The peace he has enjoyed since the last judgment was passed in July 2022 is however shortlived as he got another notice that his case has been reopened by aggrieved parties in the suit.
A disappointed Jude is now seeking assistance on way forward because the financial burden of fighting the case is huge on him and he has been brought down by the back and forth during the trials.
See below the narration of his ordeal with the EFCC and how it all transpired: