EFCC arrests Ekiti varsity student for internet dating scam


The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Obohor John Damilola for internet fraud.

Damilola, a 26-year-old student of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, is accused of fleecing unsuspecting victims on military dating sites while posing as Nigeria-based US Army Officer by the name Sergeant Frank Mcghee.

At the point of arrest, EFCC operatives were said to have recovered one voter’s card and a debit card bearing Obohor John Damilola from him.

The commission said it got wind of his alleged fraudulent activities through series of intelligence reports on suspicious transactions in one of the branches of an old generation bank in Ado Ekiti, through which the suspect allegedly received about seven million, four hundred and fifty three thousand, seven hundred and ninety nine naira (N7,453,799.00) from victims.

The victims include one L. D Marte who allegedly lost six million, two hundred and sixteen thousand seven hundred and thirty two naira (N6,216,732) to the suspect.

Others are P. Martinez, six hundred and seventy two thousand eight hundred and eighty seven naira (N672,887.00); E. Rosales, thirty thousand and sixty five naira (N30,065.00) and R. Rosario, five hundred and thirty four thousand one hundred and fifteen naira (N534,115.00).

Damilola, is said to have confessed to the crime, claiming he was forced to embrace the scam to raise money to finance his education.

He will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed.