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EFCC nabs fake Senator, Makwe for alleged €5.7m internet fraud



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

Wilson Uwujaren, PRO EFCC, communicated this information to Chronicle NG.

Makwe was arrested in the Guzape area of Abuja following credible intelligence about his internet-related fraud activities.

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

Makwe allegedly claimed to be a US Federal Bureau of Investigation 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 in court as soon as the investigations are concluded.

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