EFCC nabs fake Senator for ‘€5.7m fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a fake Senator, Ifechukwu Tom Makwe, for alleged €5.7 million internet fraud.  

A press statement by the Commission’s Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja on Monday, said Makwe was arrested at the Guzape Area of Abuja following credible intelligence about his internet- related fraud activities.

“Upon arrest, it was discovered that the suspect, bearing many aliases (Fahad Makwe, Senator Tompolo, Tom Makwe, Dr. Bran), defrauded a Spaniard of €5.7million.

“Makwe allegedly claimed to be a US Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI agent and diplomatic solicitor, and succeeded in defrauding his victim using fake identities.

“The suspect allegedly started defrauding the victim since 2013 when he first met her on social media.

“He will be charged to court as soon as the investigations are concluded,” the statement read.