The Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested a 19-year-old man identified as Iredia Endurance over fraud allegations.
A statement released by WIlson Uwujaren, spokesperson of the anti-graft agency says Endurance was recently arrested by the Commission following a petition by one Christine Brown, a British citizen, alleging that the suspect defrauded her of £450,000.00.
“Upon arrest, the suspect confessed he received £250,000.00 from the complainant in Bitcoin, FedEx and gift cards.
On what he did with the money, the suspect averred that they were expanded on cars, gold chains, and landed properties, among others.
Some of the items recovered from the suspect include mobile phones, laptops, sim cards and landed property.”
He added that the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.