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Filipino scammers rattle Chad, declared wanted

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Filipino scammers rattle Chad, declared wanted
President of Chad, Idriss Deby

A scam kingpin, Angel Ferdinand Marcos, who claimed to be the illegitimate son of the late Filipino president Ferdinand Marcos, and members of his gang, have been declared wanted by Chad, after failing to accomplish their mission.

Chadian Justice minister Ahmat Mahamat Hassane, said an international arrest warrant has been issued against the group of Filipinos for allegedly attempting to swindle the Chad.

He said that Chad has identified the kingpin of the group as Angel Ferdinand Marcos.

The minister identified his accomplices as Bria Garriote, Mark Henderson, Jelle Braaksma, Eliseo Bicaldo, Thomas Hand, Jeffrey Waugh, Attorney Enrico Barin and Marc de Schutter.

According to the minister, in November 2016 Angel Ferdinand Marcos had presented himself to the Chadian authorities as a representative of the Global Infrastructure Development and International Agency (GIDIFA).

He allegedly told the Chadians that GIDIFA was a specialized agency of the United Nations capable of helping Chad emerge from its serious budgetary crisis.

“Taking advantage of the difficult economic situation in our country, these criminals during a meeting on 14 November 2016 between their declared representative and the Chadian President, Idriss Déby, proposed a financing plan to the tune of $10 billion” the minister explained.

Hassane said it was later discovered that GIDIFA was fictitious, created and used “by a notorious international financial criminal called Angel Ferdinand Marcos and his accomplices.”

The minister warned that Marcos introduced himself as the illegitimate son of Ferdinand Marcos, the tenth President of the Philippines.

“Ferdinand Marcos’ name is also cited in other cases of economic crime, fraud, forgery with other countries including the United Arab Emirates, where he used the same modus operandi to scam his victims, most of whom are his own Filipino compatriots” he explained.

A judicial investigation, he added, is currently underway as the Chadian government issued an international arrest warrant against Angel Ferdinand Marcos and his accomplices.

“Were it not for the caution exercised by our authorities, these criminals could have successfully carry out their criminal enterprise against the Chadian state,”

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