The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, that Semilore, while posing as an Afghan based US Army officer with the names Sergeant Shaft Pagan and Perrie Edingson allegedly defrauded some unsuspecting women.
His last victim, according to the agency, is one P. J. (full names withheld), a US national from whom he claimed to have obtained about N4m in tranches and bought himself a car.
The statement added, “Semilore, during interrogation also confessed to have used proceeds of romance scam to sustain a flamboyant lifestyle and bought himself a 2010 Lexus car which he registered in his mother’s name.
“Also, three identity cards bearing different names and biodata, a 2010 Black Toyota Lexus car with registration number (Lagos) SMK 475 EH, two laptops and one Blackberry Passport phone were recovered from Semilore. Several scam mails were also found and retrieved from his laptops.”
He would be arraigned in court.