A Fraudster identified as Fidelis Iruedo has been arrested by the EFCC for allegedly defrauding a United Kingdom citizen of £30,000 in a romance and Love scam.
The 31yr old was arrested, after one Alan Digweed made a petition to the Commission by the Nigerian High Commission, London, alleging that the suspect had defrauded his victim of the said amount of money.
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Investigations by the EFCC revealed that Iruedo, who voluntarily confessed to the crime, met his victim between July and December 2017, via a date site, match.com.
The suspect, while parading as a lady, procured British passport using the name ‘Tracy Anderson’ with which he used to defraud the victim.
He was arrested in Abuja, during an attempt to make withdrawal in a bank.
On arrest, items recovered from him include: several scam letters, 3 flash drives, 1 iphone and a computer.
The suspect will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded