The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,(EFCC) from the Benin Zonal Office, have arrested a suspected internet fraudster identified as, Akegor Godbless Omamuyorwi. He was arrested at his palatial home in Ughelli, Delta State on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.
The arrest of the 34-year-old chief in Agbaro Community, was triggered by a petition signed from a bank following complaints made by a Canadian resident, who claimed that she had transferred the sum of $390,950.34 Canadian dollar to two different bank accounts in the same bank which made her to suspect suspect a scam.
However, Preliminary investigations revealed that Omamuyorvi was actually involved in a romance scam and identified himself as Mr. Sheri Hunt, an oil worker in Milan, Italy to his victim.
The suspect hoodwinked his victim with the false impression that he was sending her a package but later demanded money under claiming to be paying medical bills, legal fees, and diplomatic fees.
To further give credence to the authenticity of his fraudulent activities he sent several emails purportedly from the Canadian Ambassador to Italy and the bank.
The emails persuaded his victim to accede to his request.
Upon his arrest, the Commission has sealed his mansion in Ughelli and also recovered two exotic cars, with personalised plate numbers from him.
He has made useful statements and will be soon be charged to court.
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