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Online scammer detained for crimes plethora

31 March 2015, 08:09

Lagos - Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested an alleged internet fraudster who compounded his troubles by trying to bribe officials from the commission during his seizure.

Dumi Osayemi (22), who was arrested following a tip-off about his suspicious flamboyant lifestyle, allegedly offered a N6,9 million bribe to EFCC operatives.

At the time of his arrest, the EFCC said some items were recovered from him include a 2011 C350 Mercedes Benz car and a Toyota Venza.

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The suspect is also said to own a lavish four-bedroom home.

It is alleged Osayemi, who claimed to be a “Yahoo Boy”, confessed to have duped one Stephanie, an American lady, the sum of $75 000, with which he acquired some of the seized properties.

“The suspect will soon be arraigned in court,” EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said.

- CAJ News

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