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EFCC arrests banker who defrauded Hong Kong national in £79,000 romance scam

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a banker and Account Officer with Access Bank Plc, Ojo Adefemi Adedoyin, who allegedly connived with one Favour Oriafoh, 30, to defraud a Hong Kong national, Xu Yue, of £79,000.

EFCC’s acting spokesman, Tony Orilade, who disclosed this yesterday in Abuja, said their arrest were effected, following investigation into a petition received from the Hong Kong Police Force that the young lady was a victim of romance scam traced to Nigeria.

He noted that while admitting to the crime, Oriafoh, who goes by the con name, Terry Mac, confessed that he opened a Facebook account in the name just to defraud whoever falls prey to his baits, saying she had fallen in love with me as Terry Mac, a football agent.

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“He thereafter took advantage of her love and defrauded her of the said amount, using the domiciliary account of one Adeyemi Hassan Adedeji,” he added.

Orilade further disclosed that during interrogation, Oriafoh confessed that the Adedoyin provided him with the domiciliary account information to which the money was transferred.

“The agreement was that whatever funds were received through the account, the account officer and the owner of the account will be entitled to 15 per cent of the funds,” he confessed.

He stated that Adedoyin has also made useful information to the Commission and both suspects would soon be charged to court.


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