The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested an alleged Yahoo boy, Fidelis Iruedo, over a £30,000 Love Scam.
The suspected love scammer was arrested for allegedly defrauding a United Kingdom citizen of £30,000 (Thirty Thousand Pounds) in a romance scam.
He was arrested on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.
Luck ran out on 31 year old Fidelis Iruedo after a petition to the Commission by the Nigerian High Commission, London, on behalf of one Alan Digweed, a UK citizen, alleged that the suspect had defrauded his victim of the said amount of money.
Investigations by the EFCC revealed that Fidelis Iruedo, who voluntarily confessed to the crime, met his victim between July and December 2017, via a date site, match.com.
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The suspect, while parading as a lady, procured British passport using the name ‘Tracy Anderson’ with which he used to defraud the victim.
He was arrested in Abuja, during an attempt to make withdrawal in a bank.
On his arrest, items recovered from Fidelis Iruedo included: several scam letters, 3 flash drives, 1 iphone and a laptop computer.
The suspect will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded.
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