EFCC ar­rests man for de­fraud­ing New Zealand na­tional

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eu­gene Agha, La­gos

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.

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