EFCC arrests man for defrauding New Zealand national
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a 37 year-old man, Vincent Akintunde, for allegedly defrauding a New Zealand woman of $267,000 (about N53m).
Akintunde, who claimed to be a graduate of Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State, allegedly defrauded the woman by claiming to be Christopher Williams from the United Kingdom.
According to the EFCC, the woman said she met Akintunde on an internet dating site and fell in love with him.
She said Akintunde started collecting money from her after he claimed to be in possession of gemstones worth $18million which he inherited from his father.
She further said Akintunde hoodwinked her into believing that he was coming to New Zealand to settle down with her.
She alleged that the money she sent to him was received in Malaysia and Nigeria by persons bearing Norisha, Jalan Klan, and Mohammed Haizam Bin Fauzin, all of whom claimed be friends of Akintunde.
The EFCC said Akintunde would be arraigned in court as soon as the agency concludes its investigation on the case.