A suspected internet fraudster, Sunday Onyena Chidiebere has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly defrauding a 70-year-old German, Marie, to the tune of €14,250 (Fourteen Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty Euros).
Chidiebere, 27, from Imo State was arrested by operatives of the Commission in Abuja on Thursday March 26, 2015.
The suspect, who is a Promoter and Event Manager based in Abuja was alleged to have met the victim on one of the social media platforms in 2011 and developed a relationship with her.
In the course of the relationship, Chidiebere started making demands for cash from the German for different reasons, especially money for processing Visa to enable him visit her in Germany.
The victim, on several occasions, sent money to Chidiebere to meet his demands.
After an endless wait, it dawned on the victim that she had been scammed, hence her petition to the EFCC.
The suspect will soon be arraigned in court.
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