EFCC arraigns ‘fake FBI commander and partner’ for $2.8m wire fraud

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EFCC arraigns

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, Nov. 17, charged Ijeboi Dennis and Obade Monday to court for wire fraud.

 

The men were arraigned before Justice Abubakar Baba Shani of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Apo, Abuja.

 

The police said Dennis (a.k.a. Andrew Tran Huynh) had claimed to be a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) commander and Monday had claimed to be a Diplomat Director.

 

EFCC arraigns

 

The defendants are accused of conspiracy and obtaining $2,822,860 by false pretense.

 

The EFCC said they defrauded Holly Ngo, a United States citizen, while posing as American doctors stranded in Afghanistan.

 

The agency indicted four men: Dennis, Monday, Ekhoguagbon Osazuwa Patrick (a.k.a.Patrick Paul – at large) and Omage Emmanuel Omole (deceased).

 

The five-count charges narrated how they perpetrated the alleged fraud between January 2021 and September 2021 in Abuja.

 

The offence violates Section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud…



Source: Linda Ikeji