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EFCC arrests suspected Internet fraudster

EFCC arrests suspected Internet fraudster
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown for allegedly duping an Irish businesswoman, Izabela Glogowska, in an Internet scam.

According to the anti-graft agency, Glogowska alleged that Tombrown who posed as a prominent online trader, Michael Freeman, tricked her into sending him €1,000 via Western Union/Money gram as payment for a business deal.

She added that he later pretended to be one Ben Andrews demanding for an additional €10,000 claiming that there was a policy change. The same Andrews advised her to send the money to Tombrown in Nigeria, who ended up diverting the money to a fake account.

Efforts to recover her money proved abortive, hence she petitioned the EFCC. The suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded, EFCC says.

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