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.