False EFCC Agent apprehended for stealing $45,000 from Belgium

False EFCC Agent arrested for stealing $45,000 from Belgium has taken the 29-year-old Ume Ifechukwu Clinton into custody for impersonation, computer-related fraud, acquiring under false pretence, and money laundering.

Following the publication of a news article by the online publication foundation for investigative journalism detailing how Clinton defrauded Axelle Mahieu, who is an educator working as a caregiver in the Capital of Belgium, the EFCC’s agents arrested Clinton on October 18, 2022, at No. 46 Atoke Gbadebo Street, Isheri, Lagos.

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In November 2021, the victim noticed she got a message as she was browsing through her Facebook profile. Ume Ifechukwu Clinton, identifying himself as “a buddy of a friend,” sent the message.

In the days that followed, as their conversation proceeded, Clinton revealed to Mahieu that he worked for the EFCC and provided evidence in the form of a phoney identity card and a Nigerian passport.

After building up Mathieu’s confidence over many months of video conversations, Clinton allegedly suggested a cryptocurrency company to her, promising her enormous profits and securing funding.

Clinton managed to scam the Belgian of $45,000 after successfully persuading her.

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