- Nine Nigerians have been arrested in the United States for online scams
- One of them is reportedly the son of veteran Fuji musician, Kwam 1, Sultan Omogbadebo Anifowoshe, 26, aka Ayinde,
- The suspects were arrested during the Chicago-based investigation, dubbed “Operation Gold Phish”
Nine Nigerians, including the son of veteran Fuji musician, Kwam 1, 26-year-old Sultan Omogbadebo Anifowoshe, have been arrested in the US and Nigeria as part of an international investigation into online 'love scams' and 'mystery shopper' schemes that made victims lose at least $2 million over the past two years.
During the Chicago-based investigation, dubbed “Operation Gold Phish,” law enforcement identified a variety of cyber-enabled fraud schemes allegedly carried out by conspirators in the US and Nigeria.
A criminal complaint filed December 4, 2018, in US District Court in Chicago charged nine defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Arrests were recently carried out in Illinois, Texas, and Nigeria, and all of the defendants are now in law enforcement custody.
Meanwhile, eight suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested for their roles in a widespread Africa-based cyber conspiracy that allegedly defrauded United States companies and citizens of approximately $15 million since at least 2012.
The United States Department of Justice reports that five of the defendants - a Mexican, two Americans, a Ghanaian and a Nigerian, were arrested in the US.
Legit.ng gathers that the other three suspects - two Ghanaians and a Nigerian, were arrested overseas and were being held pending extradition.
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