- One John Chukwuebuka was arrested by the EFCC for alleged internet crime
- The arrest was carried out after a collaboration between the EFCC and FBI
- The suspect and his accomplices were arrested for redirecting $4 million in a fraud scheme
The Lagos zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says that the commission has arrested a 30-year-old man, John Chukwuebuka, over alleged $4 million internet fraud.
A statement posted on the EFCC website on Wednesday, September 11, said that Chukwuebuka, a graduate, was arrested on August 5 around the Jakande-Lekki area of Lagos.
The statement said that the suspect was arrested during a collaborative operation by the EFCC and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
“Chukwuebuka, alongside his conspirators, Idowu Adetokunbo Taiwo and Sherrif Shoaga, allegedly engaged in business e-mail compromise, where they redirected the sum of four million dollars,” it said.
The statement, which said that the money was redirected to several accounts between 2016 and 2018, added that a Nissan car was recovered from the suspect at the point of his arrest. It said that the suspect would soon be arraigned before the court.
Read full statement below:
Meanwhile, the Enugu zonal office of the EFCC on Tuesday September 10, arrested thirteen suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo-Yahoo, in Lomalinda extension area of Maryland in the state capital.
Legit.ng reports that the anti-graft agency said the suspects include, Frank Ikechukwu, Bright Alozie, Aloysious Ani, Ikenna Kingsley, Prince Ofoeze, David Ugonna, Prinewill Onyia, Chibuike Ebulue, Charles Chinedu, Christopher Patrick, Emeka Joel, Valentino Simon and Joseph Ani.
The EFCC said the operation was a fallout of intelligence regarding the activities of the suspects alleged to have defrauded unsuspecting members of the public including foreigners.
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