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Fraud: Fake EFCC Operative Arrested For Defrauding A Belgian Educator Of €45,000

Ume Ifechukwu Clinton has been arrested on Thursday by the Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), for impersonation, computer related fraud, obtaining by false pretense and money laundering.

Following a news story published by an online portal: foundation for investigative journalism, the 29 – year old Clinton was arrested on October 18, 2022 at No 46 Atoke Gbadebo Street, Isheri, Lagos, by operatives of the EFCC, for defrauding one Axelle Mahieu, an educator working as a caregiver in Brussels, Belgium.

Axelle Mahieu,the victim, was surfing through her Facebook page in November 2021, when she saw that someone had sent her a message. The message was from Ume Ifechukwu Clinton, who introduced himself as “a friend of a friend”.

As they continued chatting in the following days, Clinton told Mahieu that he was an official of the EFCC, with a fake Identity Card and Nigerian Passport as proofs.

After several months of video calls and gaining Mathieu’s trust, Clinton allegedly proposed a cryptocurrency business to her, assuring her of huge profit and secured capital. After convincing the Belgian, Clinton  defrauded her of €45,000.

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