Yahoo Suspect Nabbed
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By Astro Jewoola
Two years after he was involved in a $200,000 scam, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos zone have finally arrested Mr. Blessing Ezeh Chinasa, 34.
He allegedly obtained the money through Western Union Money Transfer and MoneyGram in April, 2005 from the United States of America and the Netherlands through Miss Linda’s accounts in those countries.
According to the petition sent to the anti-graft agency by Linda, “Blessing contacted me saying that he was a member of a charity organisation soliciting for assistance, either in cash or kind, which he claimed would be transferred to the poor and physically challenged persons.”
She stated further that Blessing solicited for large sums of money to process certain funds and, “I gave him what he requested for, through the Western Union Money Transfer and MoneyGram.”
When the anti-graft commission questioned Ezeh, he made some confessional statements. He said: “I am an auto parts dealer but equally neck deep in Yahoo-Yahoo business. A Togolese introduced me into it. He also introduced me to Linda.
“However, Linda did not know my true identity, I introduced myself to her as Barrister John, working for Nafis Law Associates.
“My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org with phone No. 08037232304 and 01-474362.”
Trouble emanated between Ezeh and his Togolese friend when he played a fast one on his friend.
An EFCC source told Mid-Week Crime Watch that at least $5,850 has already been recovered from the suspect.