EFCC arrests musician for duping Briton £9,300, American $2,000

17th October 2023


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By Damilola Olufemi

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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested a musician named Aniji Shedrack Chidubem, popularly known as Sanij-D, for allegedly defrauding a Briton, Susan Mclean, the sum of £9,300.00.

Sanij-D, who was arrested in the Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, was also alleged to have defrauded an American, Diana Rosado Gonzalax, the sum of $2,000.00.

The suspect used social media platforms – Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp applications, with foreign phone numbers as means of defrauding his victims.

The EFCC, in a statement on Monday, said, “Based on credible intelligence on the activities of a syndicate of internet fraudsters, Chidubem allegedly impersonated one Christopher Rossi, a marine engineer that fixes boats and pipelines in Singapore. He was using Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp applications, with foreign phone numbers, as his fraudulent means of perpetrating and defrauding his victims.”https://live.primis-amp.tech/content/video/amp/videoIframe.php?s=113240#amp=1