EFCC has arrested a suspected internet scammer, Ilesanmi Babatunde Yemi, 31, a final year Accounting student of Ekiti State University for alleged internet fraud.
Babatunde, who poses on the internet as an American Army Officer by the name ‘Dennis Martinez’ allegedly serving in Libya engages in internet love and romance scams.
He engages unsuspecting ladies on the internet in a dating and romance scam through which he fleeces them of their money. Last of his victims were the duo of Sandra Simundza and Lily F, both in Australia, from whom he claimed to have obtained about $500 in tranches.
Babatunde, according to series of intelligence gathered by the Commission, allegedly lives ostentatious life without a definite job.
He confessed to have been engaged actively in internet romance scam in the last four years from which he sustained his flamboyant lifestyle and bought himself a 2005 Lexus car.
Being a part-time student, he also confessed to have spent most of his time on the dating sites, particularly tinder and okculpid from which he meets his victims.
Items recovered from him include one laptop Apple macbook Pro; three ATM cards; one iphone 6 x plus; one Nokia phone and one international passport. Several love scam mails were also found and downloaded from his laptops.
The suspect will be arraigned in court soon.
Recall that in December, 2016, EFCC arraigned an Ekiti state University student, one Obonor John Damilola (a.ka Frank Mcghee Clinton) before Justice D.U Okorowo of the Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti, on a 24 count charge bordering obtaining money by false pretense, possession of fraudulent documents, concealment and retention of proceed of crime.
Obohor however pleaded not guilty.
Obonor, who poses on the internet as an American Army Officer by the name Sergeant Frank Mcghee serving in Nigeria, allegedly engages unsuspecting ladies on the internet in a dating and romance scam through which he fleeced them of their money to the tune of N8million.