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EFCC Impersonator Arrested For €45,000 Fraud

EFCC impersonator arrested for €45,000 fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, have arrested Ume Ifechukwu Clinton 29 years old for impersonation, computer related fraud, obtaining by fake pretence and money laundering.

Clinton was arrested on Tuesday October 18, 2022 at No 46 Atoke Gbadebo Street, Isheri, Lagos, by the EFCC operatives, After a news story published by an online portal known as foundation for investigative journalism narrating how Clinton defrauded Axelle Mahieu, an educator working as a caregiver in Brussels, Belgium.

The victim was going through her Facebook page in November 2021, when she saw he had sent her a message who introduced himself as a friend of a friend.
As they continued chatting and getting acquainted, he told her he’s an EFCC operative showing Mahieu his international passport and fake Identity card.

After months of video calls and gaining her trust, allegedly proposed a cryptocurrency business to her, assuring her of huge profit and secured capital.
After convincing the Belgian, Clinton ended up defrauding her of €45,000 which is equivalent to 20 million Naira.

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