Fake EFCC Operative Arrested For Alleged Fraud Of €45,000

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 29-year old man, Ume Ifechukwu Clinton for impersonation, computer related fraud, obtaining by false pretense and money laundering.

Clinton was arrested on Wednesday, 18 October, at No 46 Atoke Gbadebo Street, Isheri, Lagos, by operatives of the EFCC, following a story published by an online portal: foundation for investigative journalism narrating how Clinton defrauded Axelle Mahieu, an educator working as a caregiver in Brussels, Belgium.

The victim was surfing through her Facebook page in November 2021, when she saw that someone had sent her a message. The message was from Ume Ifechukwu Clinton, who introduced himself as “a friend of a friend”.

As they continued chatting in the following days, Clinton told Mahieu that he was an official of the EFCC, with a fake Identity Card and Nigerian Passport as proofs.

After several months of video calls and gaining Mathieu’s trust, Clinton allegedly proposed a cryptocurrency business to her, assuring her of huge profit and secured capital.

After convincing the Belgian, Clinton finally defrauds her of €45,000.

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