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Nigerian undergraduate arrested for internet fraud

Premium Times - 16-11-10
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The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one Obohor John Damilola for Internet fraud.

Mr. Damilola, a 26-year-old student of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, fleeces unsuspecting victims on military dating sites while posing as Nigeria-based US Army Officer by the name Sergeant Frank Mcghee.

At the point of arrest, EFCC operatives recovered one voter's card and a debit card bearing Obohor John Damilola from him.

The Commission got wind of his fraudulent activities through series of intelligence reports on his suspicious transactions in one of the branches of an old generation bank in Ado Ekiti, through which he received about Seven Million, Four Hundred and Fifty Three Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ninety Nine Naira (N7,453, 799.00) from victims.

The victims includes one L. D Marte who lost Six Million, Two Hundred and Sixteen Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Two Naira (N6,216,732) to the suspect. Others are P. Martinez, six Hundred and Seventy Two Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty Seven naira (N672,887.00); E. Rosales, Thirty Thousand and Sixty Five Naira (N30,065.00) and R. Rosario, Five Hundred and Thirty Four Thousand One Hundred and Fifteen Naira (N534,115.00).

Mr. Damilola, who confessed to the crime, claimed he was forced to embrace the scam to raise money to finance his education.

He will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed.

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