A suspected Nigerian fraudster, Itumo Anthony Chidebere, has been arrested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
His arrest was made possible by the collaboration of the INTERPOL Unit of the Nigeria Police, headed by DCP Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, and the Abu-Dhabi police.
Chidebere had sought sanctuary in Dubai after allegedly defrauding a Nigerian businesswoman of $2million. The 35-year old suspect, from Ebonyi State, has been on the run for the past 13 months.
In June 2012, the suspect was reported to have presented himself to the said businesswoman as an estate broker in Dubai, claiming that he could purchase a house for her. Relying on this assurance, the unsuspecting complainant made a payment of $2,082,139 US Dollars to the suspect, on the receipt of which the suspect disappeared without purchasing the said house, but rather chose to be running from one country to another in a bid to evade arrest.
In the meantime, INTERPOL Abuja is working with their United Arab Emirates counterpart and the Federal Ministry of Justice to facilitate the extradition of the suspect to Nigeria.