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EFCC to arraign suspected fraudster for $267,000 scam



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A suspected internet fraudster, Akintunde Vincent Abiodun, has been quizzed by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) for allegedly defrauding a New Zealand woman.

Akintunde, a 37-year-old HND holder from Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State, was said to have defrauded the victim of $267,000 by claiming to be Christopher Williams from United Kingdom.

According to the complainant, she met Akintunde in a dating site on the internet and allegedly fell in love with him. She said Akintunde started collecting money from her after he claimed to be in possession of gemstone worth $18,050,000, which he purportedly inherited from his father.

The Head, Media & Publicity of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren said Akintunde hoodwinked the victim into believing that he was coming to New Zealand to settle down with her.

She alleged that the money she sent to the suspect were received in Malaysia and Nigeria by persons bearing Norisha, Jalan Klan, and Mohammed Haizam Bin Fauzin. All of them claimed to be friends of Akintunde.

The suspect will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed.

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