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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 (Five Million, Seven Hundred Thousand euros) internet fraud.

Exhibit recovered
Exhibit recovered

Makwe was arrested at the Guzape area of Abuja following credible intelligence about his internet-related fraud activities.

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Upon arrest, it was discovered that the suspect, bearing many aliases (Fahad Makwe, Senator Tompolo, Tom Makwe, Dr. Bran), defrauded a Spaniard of Five Million, Seven Hundred Thousand Euros (€5.7million).

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

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

He will be charged to court as soon as the investigations are concluded.



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