29-year-old Nigerian big boy Ume Ifechukwu Clinton has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for scamming a Belgian woman.
Clinton was arrested on October 18, 2022 at No 46 Atoke Gbadebo Street, Isheri, Lagos, by operatives of the EFCC following a publication by an online portal: foundation for investigative journalism narrating how he defr@uded Axelle Mahieu.
Mahieu, an educator working as a caregiver in Brussels, Belgium, narrated how Clinton defrauded her in several posts on social media.
“Nigerian scammer Clinton Ifechukwu Ume scammed me for 45.000 euro,” the victim shared on Twitter in September.
According to reports, the victim was surfing through her Facebook page in November 2021, when she saw that someone had sent her a message. The message was from Ume Ifechukwu Clinton, who introduced himself as “a friend of a friend”.
As they continued chatting in the following days, Clinton told Mahieu that he was an official of the EFCC, with a fake Identity Card and Nigerian Passport as proofs.
After several months of video calls and gaining Mathieu’s trust, Clinton allegedly proposed a cryptocurrency business to her, assuring her of huge profit and secured capital.
After convincing the Belgian, Clinton ended up defrauding her of €45,000.
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