French graduate arrested for romance scam

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    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday arrested one Fasakin Festus Damilola for internet fraud.

    Fasakin, a French graduate of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, used three pseudo names as Anthony Miller, Dave Mason and Bright Washington to deceive and defraud unsuspecting ladies in romance scam on the internet.

    It was learnt that during arrest by EFCC operatives, several items were recovered including one Dodge Caliber Sxi car with registration number EKY-145 EC, NYSC clearance/discharge letter, three copies of fake international passport data pages with different names and pictures, two driver’s license and suspected fake bank documents.

    It was gathered that the Commission got wind of his fraudulent activities through series of intelligence report as he was alleged to have fleeced different unsuspecting victims to the tune of N2, 200,000.00.

    Investigation revealed that Fasakin used the fake international passports to collect his loots at the Moneygram desk with the connivance of bank officials who allegedly collected 10% on each Moneygram transaction.

    Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity added that the suspect will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed.

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