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EFCC arrests fake Senator for alleged €5.7million internet fraud

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A fake Senator, Ifechukwu Tom Makwe is currently in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for alleged €5.7million (Five Million, Seven Hundred Thousand euros) internet fraud.

The anti-graft commission arrested Makwe at the Guzape area of Abuja following hints about his cyber fraud.

The suspected fraudster alleged used different pseudonyms such as (Fahad Makwe, Senator Tompolo, Tom Makwe, Dr. Bran), to dupe a Spaniard of Five Million, Seven Hundred Thousand Euros (€5.7million).

He was also accused of claiming to be a US Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, agent and diplomatic solicitor, and succeeded in defrauding his victim using fake identities.

The fake senator was said to have been defrauding the victim since 2013 when they both met on social media.

Image maker of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren revealed the suspect will be arraigned before the court at the end the ongoing investigations.

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