The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has arrested a 19-year-old man identified as Iredia Endurance for allegedly defrauding a British citizen of £450,000.00.
According to the EFCC Iredia was nabbed by the anti- graft Commission following a petition by a British citizen, alleging that the suspect defrauded her of £450,000.00.
Iredia was arrested by the Benin Zonal Command of the EFCC,
A statement signed and released by EFCC Spokesman, WIlson Uwujaren, spokesperson of the anti-graft agency explained that Iredia was recently arrested by the Commission following a petition by one Christine Brown, a British citizen, alleging that the suspect defrauded her of £450,000.00.
According to Uwujaren, “Upon arrest, the suspect confessed he received £250,000.00 from the complainant in Bitcoin, FedEx and gift cards.
On what he did with the money, Iredia told EFCC that the money was expended on cars, gold chains, and landed properties, among others.
According the EFCC, some of the items recovered from the suspect include: mobile phones, laptops, sim cards and landed property.
The suspect, the EFCC Spokesman said will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.