A suspected fake United States of America (USA) worker who has been allegedly defrauding people through visa racketeering is now in police net.
Chinedu Ezeona (37), had allegedly defrauded his victims of N5million.
He claimed to be a senior system analyst at the visa section of the American Embassy.
The suspect was arrested by detectives attached to the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The SFU chief, Mr. Tunde Ogunsakin, a Commissioner of Police, said the suspect who operated from his base in Enugu, also drove around town with American Embassy diplomatic number plate.
Ogunsakin said the suspect connived with Obiora Agu of OBITEX Cosmetic Ventures and Sam Ufomadu to defraud a victim of N4.9m to help him secure admission into an American university and procure visa.
Ogunsakin said Ezeona had successfully hacked into two foreign telephone numbers, +1940/31528 and +19406049866 which he claimed belong to Atlanta University.
“He is said to have used the telephone numbers to contact his victims to make his claims real. His greed landed him in police net as he requested for another $4,100 from his victims. The victim became suspicious and reported to the police,” Ogunsakin said.
Another fraudster, Kelvin Ewuzie, who allegedly duped an American has been arrested by the SFU.
Ewuzie allegedly duped the American $182,450.00 between February and March.
Police sources said the victim was tricked with an un-existing business deal.
Police said the transaction was done through a HSBC bank account No. 652093428838 domiciled at No. 1 Queens Road, Central Hong Kong.
Ogunsakin advised the public to be careful of the kind of people they go into business with.
via The Nation
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