Three officers from the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrived in Perth, Western Australia to assist the Australian Police in solving high-profile fraud cases involving Nigerians.
Nigerian scammers have been targeting Western Australian women, and the Australian authorities are keen to put an end to the trend.
It is hoped that this new partnership with Nigeria’s premier fraud detection unit will assist them in stemming the tide and bringing some of the perpetrators to justice.
One of the more recent cases under investigation involves Jette Jacobs who was found dead in South Africa last year.
According to Western Australian News, the victim is believed to have sent huge amounts of money to Nigeria during her 4 month relationship with a Nigerian man.
Jette Jacobs who was found dead in a South African villa after going to meet a Nigerian man she had an internet romance with. Source: Supplied
Photo: Phil Hickey Source: PerthNow
Detective Senior Sergeant Dom Blackshaw of the WA Major fraud squad said in a statement, “The beauty of having both of this gentlemen here with us is its broken down so many barriers from a law enforcement perspective.”
“In particular both of these gentlemen have been heavily involved with the Jette Jacobs matter … also they are assisting us with a number of other investigations.”
“We are hoping that this partnership that we’ve now embarked upon will provide us with even better outcomes.”
“It is also a very good demonstration of Nigeria’s will to assist us here in this state to tackle the problems we’re facing with online advanced fee fraud and mortgage fraud.”
A statement on the EFCC website states, “Paul Okoli, Danladi Daniel and Abbah Sambo will be in Perth for two weeks, sharing experiences with their Australian counterparts. The trio would assist with on going and new fraud investigations affecting nationals of both countries and will also be hoping to improve their skills through exposure to the procedures of Western Australia Police.”