A 26-year-old student of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC over an alleged Internet fraud of N7m.
The undergraduate, identified as Obohor John Damilola was found with one voter’s card and a debit card at the point of his arrest.
It was gathered that damilola swindles unsuspecting victims on military dating sites, posing as Nigeria-based US Army Officer by the name Sergeant Frank Mcghee.
Operatives of the EFCC, Ibadan zonal office stated that the arrest was followed by reports of fraudulent transactions in one of the branches of an old generation bank in Ado Ekiti, through which he received about Seven Million, Four Hundred and Fifty Three Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ninety Nine Naira (N7,453, 799.00) from victims.
The victims are one L. D Marte, P. Martinez, E. Rosales, and R. Rosario
L. D Marte lost Six Million, Two Hundred and Sixteen Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Two Naira (N6,216,732) to the suspect.
P. Martinez, six Hundred and Seventy Two Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty Seven naira (N672,887.00); E. Rosales, Thirty Thousand and Sixty Five Naira (N30,065.00) and R. Rosario, Five Hundred and Thirty Four Thousand One Hundred and Fifteen Naira (N534,115.00).
Obohor, who later confessed to the crime, claimed he started the scam business to raise money for his education.
He will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed.