Photo: The arrested suspect
EFCC arrests ‘Senator’ for allegedly defrauding Spanish woman of €5.7m
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested a fake Senator, Ifechukwu Makwe for alleged €5.7million (Five Million, Seven Hundred Thousand euros) internet fraud.
Makwe was arrested at 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 had allegedly claimed to be a U.S 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 since 2013 when he first met her on social media.
The anti-corruption agency in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.