- It is an end of the tunnel for one of the suspected Nigerian fraudsters wanted by the US
- Felix Okpoh has handed himself to the EFCC as the commission commenced investigation on his case
- Okpoh was indicted in 2019 by US having been fingered in a whopping $6 million wire scam
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It is a possible end of the road for Felix Osilama Okpoh as the Nigerian suspected fraudster wanted by the United States over wire fraud handed himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Okpoh was indicted in on August 21, 2019, by the United States Court in the District of Nebraska on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud of $6 million.
The suspect was declared wanted alongside Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh and Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin.
Others, as announced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), are Abiola Ayorinde Kayode and Nnamdi Orson Benson.
In a statement on Tuesday, September 22, Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of EFCC, said the suspect surrendered himself on Friday, September 18, to the anti-graft agency.
Uwajaren further disclosed that EFCC has commenced an investigation on the case of the Nigerian internet fraud suspect.
He also added that Okpoh said his submission was out of respect for his parents and his determination to turn a new leaf.
“He was, on August 21, 2019, indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud,” the statement read
“However, Okpoh, on Friday, September 18, 2020, turned himself in at the Lagos Zonal Office of the Commission in company with his parents, Col. Garuba Okpoh (rtd) and Chief (Mrs.) Justina Okpoh.
“Okpoh, during interrogation, said he made the move to surrender himself to the Commission out of respect he had for his parents and his resolve to be morally upright."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian anti-graft agency announced the arrest of 13 people suspected to be internet fraudsters popularly known as "Yahoo boys."
EFCC made this disclosure on Friday, September 4, through its Twitter page, saying the suspected fraudsters were nabbed in Lagos state.
The commission further revealed that the fraudsters were arrested following intelligence report around the Alagbado axis of the southwest state.
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