A yahoo boy and a banker who defrauded a Hong Kong lady of £79,000, have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The yahoo boy identified as 30-year-old Favour Oriafoh and the banker Ojo Adefemi Adedoyin, were arrested after an investigation into a petition received from the Hong Kong Police Force, disclosed that the young lady was a victim of romance scam traced to Nigeria.
Oriafoh who confessed to the crime, disclosed that he goes by the con name, Terry Mac and reportedly opened a Facebook account in the name, just to defraud whoever falls prey to his baits.
“She had fallen in love with me as Terry Mac, a football agent,” he said.
He further disclosed that his online romance with the Hong Kong lady identified as Xu Yue, aided him in defrauding her of the said amount, using the domiciliary account of one Adeyemi Hassan Adedeji.
The banker on his own part, confessed to providing the suspect with the domiciliary account information to which the money was transferred to.
“The agreement was that whatever funds were received through the account, the account officer and the owner of the account will be entitled to 15 per cent of the funds,” he confessed.
The Yahoo boy and banker will be charged to court after investigation is concluded.