Posted by News Express | 13 October 2015 | 3,802 times
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 of the sum of $267,000.
Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, said that Akintunde, a 37-year-old HND holder from Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State, reportedly defrauded the victim of the said amount by claiming to be Christopher Williams from United Kingdom.
Uwujaren quoted the complainant as saying that she met Akintunde in a dating site on the internet and allegedly fell in love with him. Akintunde, according to the unnamed woman, 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.
“She further said Akintunde hoodwinked her into believing that he was coming to New Zealand to settle down with her,” Uwujaren said in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja.
He further quoted the woman as claiming that the money she sent to the suspect was 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,” Uwujaren said.
•Photo shows the suspect, Akintunde Vincent Abiodun.
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