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Fraud: Teenager in EFCC net

Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a 19-year-old man, Iredia Endurance for allegedly defrauding a British citizen.

A statement released by the spokesman of the anti-graft agency, WIlson Uwujaren said Mr Endurance was recently arrested by operatives following a petition by one Christine Brown, a British citizen, alleging that the suspect defrauded her of £450,000.

“Upon arrest, the suspect confessed he received £250,000.00 from the complainant in Bitcoin, FedEx and gift cards,” Mr Uwujaren said.

On what he did with the money, the suspect averred that they were expended on cars, gold chains, and landed properties, among others.”

Some of the items recovered from the suspect include mobile  phones, laptops, sim cards and landed property.

Mr Uwujaren added that the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

Writing by Fany Olumoye; editing by Julian Osamoto and Tony Okerafor