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.
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