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EFCC Arrests Access Bank Staff, Yahoo Boy for Internet Love Scam

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Uyo zonal office have apprehended a banker and Account Officer with Access Bank Plc, Mr Ojo Adefemi Adedoyin, for allegedly conniving with a suspected fraudster, Mr Favour Oriafoh, to defraud a Hong Kong national, Xu Yue, of £79,000.

Their arrest came, following investigation into a petition received from the Hong Kong Police Force, that the young lady was a victim of romance scam traced to Nigeria.

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Admitting to the crime, Mr Oriafoh who goes by the con name, Terry Mac, confessed that he 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 thereafter took advantage of her love and defrauded her of the said amount, using the domiciliary account of one Adeyemi Hassan Adedeji.

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During interrogation, he confessed that the banker, Mr Adedoyin, provided him 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 percent of the funds,” he confessed.

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The banker has made useful information to the commission and they will soon be charged to court, a statement from the EFCC said.

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Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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