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12 Nov 2016

EFCC Arrests University Graduate Over Internet Romance Scam



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one Damilola Fasakin for alleged romance scam through the Internet.

The commission spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Friday in Abuja that Fasakin is a French graduate of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.

The suspect, according to him, poses as Anthony Miller, Dave Mason and Bright Washington to deceive and defraud unsuspecting ladies on the Internet.

He alleged that Fasakin fleeced different unsuspecting victims to the tune of N2m.

He said, “At the point of arrest, EFCC operatives recovered one Dodge Caliber Sxi car with registration number EKY-145EC and an NYSC clearance/discharge letter.

“Other items recovered from him are three copies of fake international passport data pages with different names and pictures, two drivers’ licenses and suspected fake bank documents.”

Uwujaren also alleged that the suspect used the fake international passports to collect his loots at the Moneygram desk with the connivance of bank officials who collected 10 per cent on each transaction.

The commission, he added, got wind of Fasakin’s fraudulent activities through series of intelligence.

He said that the suspect would be arraigned as soon as investigation was completed.

(NAN)

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