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EFCC arrests teenager for defrauding British citizen of N415Million

EFCC arrests teenager for defrauding British citizen of N415Million

Posted: December 7, 2022 at 6:39 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday said it has arrested a 19-year-old man identified as Iredia Endurance for alleged fraud.

A statement by EFCC’s Head, Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said Endurance was arrested for allegedly defrauding one Christine Brown, a British citizen, of the sum of £450,000 (about N415 million on the parallel market).

His arrest, according to the statement, followed a petition from the victim, Brown, seeking redress.

The anti-graft agency said the suspect who was arrested by its Benin Zonal office had confessed to the crime. Some of the money was received in Bitcoin and gift cards, the agency said. 

The statement partly reads: “Endurance, who claimed to be 19 years old, was recently arrested by the commission sequel to a petition by one Christine Brown, a British citizen, alleging that the suspect defrauded her of £450,000,” EFCC said.

“Upon arrest, the suspect confessed he received £250,000.00 from the complainant in Bitcoin, FedEx, and gift cards.

“On what he did with the money, the suspect averred that they were expended on cars, gold chains, and landed property, among others.

“Some of the items recovered from the suspect include mobile phones, laptops, sim cards and landed property.

“The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” Uwajaren said. 

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