- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Sokoto state has arrested another suspect on the FBI list Emmanuel Adedeji Oluwatosin
- The anti-graft agency, which arrested the suspect in Kaduna state, says it discovered N1 billion in the suspect's account
- Two cars (Mercedes Benz E550 and Mercedes Benz C450), an iPhone, laptops, modem and SIM cards were recovered from the suspect's resident
- According to the anti-graft agency, efforts are on to recover the money from the suspect
- The EFCC also arrested a suspect Muzakkir Muhammad who allegedly obtained money under false pretence and also printed fake currencies
The Sokoto zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has arrested another suspect on the FBI wanted list Emmanuel Adedeji Oluwatosin and has discovered N1 billion in his account.
The anti-graft agency, who paraded the suspect in Sokoto, said Oluwatosin was arrested in Kaduna state, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the EFCC recovered two cars (Mercedes Benz E550 and Mercedes Benz C450), an iPhone, laptops, modem and SIM cards from the suspect's resident.
The anti-graft agency said that Oluwatosin and his accomplices acquired Retirement Account Information (RAI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of multiple persons which they used to wire funds into newly-created business bank accounts.
According to the zonal head, Abdullahi Lawal, the proceeds were then converted into cryptocurrency.
The anti-graft agency said it discovered that over N1.4 billion was wired through the suspect’s accounts while he invested over N70 million elsewhere.
Lawal said efforts are on to recover the money from the suspect.
In a related development, a wanted suspect Muzakkir Muhammad also landed in the custody of the anti-graft agency, which said the suspect allegedly obtained money under false pretence and also printed fake currencies.
According to Lawal, the suspect was reported by one of his victims, Abdullahi Ibrahim, after he had defrauded another victim, Samaila Sani, a Bureau de Change operator to the tune of $33,850.
He said: “Meanwhile, the first complainant, Ibrahim alleged that Muzakkir Muhammad collected the sum of N2, 350,000 from him on the pretext of producing the $100,000 for him, which he has neither produced nor refunded the naira equivalent given to him."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested a female internet fraudster whose name appears on the list of Nigerians indicted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Muhtar Bello, who is the head of the Benin zonal office of the EFCC, said the arrest was made as a result of the collaboration between the agency and the FBI.
He said the female suspect whose name was withheld was arrested at a cyber café and that she worked as a collaborator with her foreign counterpart.
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