The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, says it has nabbed a 34-year-old man, Anthony Ezechukwu, for allegedly using names of some prominent Nigerian political figures and spouses of others to dupe unsuspecting members of the public.
The anti-graft agency said Ezechukwu, a graduate of the Lagos State University, allegedly cloned the Facebook accounts of the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; wife of Lagos State Governor, Abimbola Fashola; wife of the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Aisha Bala Muhammed; and the Director of the Abuja Geographical Information Systems, Jamilah Tangaza.
According to the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement, the suspect used the accounts to solicit money. He added that the trickery fetched Ezechuckwu thousands of naira.
Uwujaren said, “In each of the instances, he devised clever baits to lure his victims. Once he successfully opened a facebook account with the false identity…
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