23.12.2022 Featured EFCC Arrests 21-Year-Old for ‘Defrauding a German of €17,000’

Published 23rd Dec, 2022

By Sodeeq Atanda

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Irabor Osasogie Kennedy for allegedly defrauding Antje, a German, via social media.

The commission stated that officers attached to its Benin zonal command effected the arrest of Kennedy.

It further said the arrest followed a petition written by Antje, the victim of the fraud, who claimed that Kennedy had offered to assist her in recovering €68,000 from a fraudster.

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The statement, released on Friday, partly reads, “Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested one Irabor Kennedy Osasogie for alleged fraud.

“The 21-year-old was arrested recently by the commission following a petition by one Antje, a German citizen, complaining that the suspect defrauded her of €17,000.

“The petitioner claimed that she met Osasogie through social media after she was defrauded of €68,000 by one Michael Patrick.

Irabor Osasogie Kennedy
Irabor Osasogie Kennedy

“She alleged that Osasogie offered to assist her in recovering the money but further defrauded her of €17,000.

“Upon arrest, the suspect claimed he only received €12,850 from the petitioner.”

The commission said Kennedy would “be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded”.

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While the statement does not disclose the date Kennedy was arrested, his offence board suggests he was arrested on December 22.

According to the official exchange rate, the sum Kennedy is alleged to have criminally obtained is over ₦8 million.

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Published 23rd Dec, 2022

By Sodeeq Atanda


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