The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a fake Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent, Ifechukwu Makwe, for alleged €5.7m fraud.
The commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed the development in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the suspect was arrested in the Guzape area of Abuja following credible intelligence about his fraudulent activities.
He added that Makwe defrauded a Spaniard using different identities.
The statement read: “Upon arrest, it was discovered that the suspect, bearing many aliases (Fahad Makwe, Senator Tompolo, Tom Makwe, Dr. Bran), defrauded a Spaniard of €5.7million.
“Makwe allegedly claimed to be a United States 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.”
“The suspect will be charged in court at the end of the investigations.”
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