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.
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.