Musician Sanij-D Arrested for Fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken into custody a musician known as Aniji Shedrack Chidubem, widely recognized as Sanij-D, on suspicion of defrauding a British citizen, Susan Mclean, of £9,300.00.
Additionally, he is accused of fraudulent activities involving an American individual, Diana Rosado Gonzalax, amounting to $2,000.00.
The arrest occurred within the Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Sanij-D allegedly employed social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp, in conjunction with foreign phone numbers to deceive and perpetrate fraud against unsuspecting victims.
EFCC’s Statement on the Arrest
The EFCC released a statement on Monday, providing insight into the activities of a syndicate of internet fraudsters.
Chidubem, in his alleged fraudulent activities, assumed the identity of one Christopher Rossi, a purported marine engineer responsible for repairing boats and pipelines in Singapore.
To carry out these fraudulent activities, he utilized Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp applications, along with foreign phone numbers.
The EFCC highlighted that once the investigations are concluded, the suspect will be presented before the court to face the charges brought against him.
Arrest of Unlicensed Forex Dealer Chike Nosa Agada
In a separate operation, the EFCC disclosed the arrest of an individual named Chike Nosa Agada.
Agada, an unlicensed foreign exchange dealer, is accused of engaging in fraudulent activities amounting to N2 billion.
He had been officially declared a wanted person by the Commission on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. Agada’s alleged fraudulent activities revolve around deceitfully obtaining money and converting it for personal gain.
His arrest took place at a residence in the Bourdillion area of Ikoyi, Lagos, during a sting operation conducted by EFCC operatives following credible intelligence linking him to the alleged fraud.
The Commission announced its intention to charge him to court once the investigations are concluded, revealing that a mobile device was recovered from Agada upon his arres