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EFCC Arrests Fake Senator for Alleged €5.7million Internet Fraud



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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a fake Senator, Ifechukwu Tom Makwe for alleged €5.7million internet fraud.

It was gathered that the suspect was arrested at the Guzape area of Abuja following credible intelligence about his alleged internet-related fraud activities.

EFCC in a statement on Monday, June 26, said upon his arrest, it was discovered that the suspect, bearing many aliases (Fahad Makwe, Senator Tompolo, Tom Makwe, Dr. Bran), defrauded a Spaniard of €5.7million.

“Makwe allegedly claimed to be a US Federal Bureau of Investigatio (FBI) agent and diplomatic solicitor, and succeeded in defrauding his victim using fake identities.

The suspect allegedly started defrauding the victim since 2013 when he first met her on social media,” the statement reads.

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