EFCC arrests fake Senator over alleged €5.7 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC says it has arrested a fake Senator, Ifechukwu Tom Makwe for alleged €5.7 million (Five Million, Seven Hundred Thousand euros) internet fraud.

The Commission’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwajeren, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Monday, said Makwe was arrested at the Guzape area of Abuja after credible intelligence about his internet-related fraud activities.

“it was discovered that the suspect, bearing many aliases (Fahad Makwe, Senator Tompolo, Tom Makwe, Dr. Bran), defrauded a Spaniard of Five Million, Seven Hundred Thousand Euros (€5.7million)”, the spokesman said.

He also revealed that the suspect allegedly claimed to be a US Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI agent and diplomatic solicitor, and succeeded in defrauding his victim using fake identities.

“The suspect allegedly started defrauding the victim in 2013 when he first met her on social media.

“He will be charged to court as soon as the investigations are concluded”, the statement added.