Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested a musician named Aniji Shedrack Chidubem, popularly known as Sanij-D, for allegedly defrauding a Briton, Susan Mclean, the sum of £9,300.00.
Sanij-D, who was arrested in the Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, was also alleged to have defrauded an American, Diana Rosado Gonzalax, the sum of $2,000.00.
The suspect used social media platforms – Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp applications, with foreign phone numbers as means of defrauding his victims.
The EFCC, in a statement on Monday, said, “Based on credible intelligence on the activities of a syndicate of internet fraudsters, Chidubem allegedly impersonated one Christopher Rossi, a marine engineer that fixes boats and pipelines in Singapore. He was using Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp applications, with foreign phone numbers, as his fraudulent means of perpetrating and defrauding his victims.”
The Commission added that he would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
Also, the EFCC arrested one Chike Nosa Agada, an unlicensed foreign exchange dealer, for an alleged N2bn fraud.
Agada, a 37-year-old native of Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State, was declared wanted by the Commission on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, for obtaining money by false pretence and stealing by conversion to the tune of N2 billion.
“He was arrested at a residence in the Bourdillion, Ikoyi area of Lagos on Monday, October 16, 2023, during a sting operation by operatives of the Commission, following credible intelligence linking him to the alleged fraud. He will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” EFCC said.
Upon arrest, a mobile device was recovered from him.