Photo: EFCC arrest man for N11.6m Internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown for allegedly duping an Irish businesswoman, Izabela Glogowska to the tune of €53,000 (equivalent of N11.6million) in an Internet scam.

According to a statement by the spokesperson of the antigraft agency, Wilson Uwajaren, the Irish woman Glogowska alleged that Tombrown who posed as a prominent online trader Michael Freeman, tricked her into sending him €1,000 via Western Union/Money gram as payment for a business deal.

She added that he later pretended to be one Ben Andrews demanding for an additional €10,000 claiming that there was a policy change. The same Andrews advised her to send the money to Tombrown in Nigeria, who ended up diverting the money to a fake account. Efforts to recover her money proved abortive, hence she petitioned the EFCC. The suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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