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EFCC arrest 21-year-old boy for €17,000 fraud



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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Benin Zonal Command, has disclosed the arrest of a 21-year-old boy, Irabor Kennedy Osasogie, for fraud.

EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement narrated that the boy was arrested by the Commission following a petition by one Antje, a German citizen, complaining that the suspect defrauded her of €17,000. The petitioner claimed that she met Osasogie through social media after she was defrauded of €68,000 by one Michael Patrick. She alleged that Osasogie offered to assist her in recovering the money but further defrauded her of €17,000.

Upon arrest, the suspect claimed he only received €12,850 from the petitioner.

The suspect will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded, Uwujaren said.

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