July 16, 2024

EFCC arrests fake Senator for alleged €5.7m Internet fraud

EFCC arrests fake Senator for alleged €5.7m Internet fraud

Glory Ebomah

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested a fake Senator, Ifechukwu Tom Makwe for alleged €5.7 million (Five Million, Seven Hundred Thousand euros) internet fraud. 

Makwe was arrested in the Guzape area of Abuja following credible intelligence about his internet-related fraud activities.

Upon arrest, it was discovered that the suspect, bearing many aliases (Fahad Makwe, Senator Tompolo, Tom Makwe, Dr Bran), defrauded a Spaniard of Five Million, Seven Hundred Thousand Euros (€5.7million).

Makwe allegedly claimed to be a US Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI agent and diplomatic solicitor and succeeded in defrauding his victim using fake identities.

The suspect allegedly started defrauding the victim in 2013 when he first met her on social media.

He will be charged in court as soon as the investigations are concluded.

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