The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested one Fasakin Festus Damilola for allegedly defrauding some ladies in Internet romance scams.
Wilson Uwujaren, Head, EFCC Media & Publicity, says Fasakin, a French graduate of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, poses as “Anthony Miller”, “Dave Mason” and “Bright Washington” to deceive and defraud unsuspecting ladies in romance scam on the Internet.
At the point of arrest, EFCC operatives recovered one Dodge Caliber Sxi car with registration number EKY-145EC, NYSC clearance/discharge letter, three copies of fake international passport data pages with different names and pictures, two drivers’ licences and suspected fake bank documents from him, according to the EFCC statement.
EFCC says it was notified of the suspect’s fraudulent activities through series of intelligence and he was alleged to have fleeced different unsuspecting victims to the tune of N2.2 million.
According to the statement, Fasakin uses the fake international passports to collect his loots at the Moneygram desk with the connivance of bank officials who allegedly collects 10% on each Moneygram transaction.
He will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed, EFCC says.