The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested a suspected fraudster, Idowu Olarenwaju, alias Capt Anthony Abel Saramoh for defrauding an American Citizen of the sum of $4million through his company, Total Intership Nigeria Limited.
According to a statement by EFCC, Olanrewaju tricked his victim into paying the said amount into his company’s account with the promise of supplying him with crude oil from Nigeria.
Luck however ran out on him after the victim petitioned the EFCC when he did not hear a word from Olanrewaju again after the money he requested for was transferred. Investigations by EFCC led to the arrest of one Joe Onwudimowei on June 18th. Joe was discovered to be of an accomplice of Olanrewaju who operates the account of Total Intership Nigeria Limited with Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) where the money was deposited.
Upon interrogation, he confessed to be working for Olanrewaju and one Otunba Yemi Osho and that he had handed both men the money from the said transaction. Olanrewaju who does not have any reasonable source of income was discovered to have several properties in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and a 44 rooms hotel in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Also recovered from him were a number of exotic cars including, a 2014 Range Rover, 2013 Honda Crosstour, 2013 Range Evogue and Honda CRV. He is expected to appear in court soon.