Instagram Comedian Pankeeroy Arrested by EFCC for Alleged Involvement in Internet Fraud
- Popular Instagram comedian, Nwagbo Oliver Chidera aka Pankeeroy, has landed in trouble with the EFCC
- The skit maker was picked up on April 21 by the anti-graft agency for his alleged involvement in Internet fraud
- Pankeeroy had allegedly presented himself as a Bitcoin trader and defrauded victims in the process
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Fast-rising Nigerian comedian, Nwagbo Oliver Chidera, popularly known as Pankeeroy, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The popular Instagram skit maker was said to have been picked up alongside 34 other suspects for their alleged involvement in internet fraud.
According to the EFCC, they were arrested on April 21 after being picked up at their hideout in James Court, Lekki.
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It was said that Pankeeroy had claimed to start a Bitcoin scam after battling with depression. He reportedly used bitcoincoretrading.com platform to defraud unsuspecting people after presenting himself as someone who redeems cryptocurrency vouchers.
Some of the items recovered from the suspects included cars, laptops, iPhones, android devices, and more.
The EFCC also shared a mug-shot of the comedian carrying a placard showing his name and offence.
See tweets from the anti-graft agency below:
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Read some of the reactions from fans to the development below:
"He is even smiling tf."
"70% of online skits or comedians are yahoo. We know already."
"Yea it's a good thing of efcc go after yahoo guys but na only boys from South-west and south-south they are after. So they are trying to say the north is free from corruption right?"
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported on some Nigerian celebrities who were arrested and charged abroad for scams.
In fact, some of these people have served jail term, completed their time and been reintegrated into society with stern warnings not to get themselves involved in fraud or other related crimes again
The arrest of Dubai based Nigerian man Ramon Olorunwa Abbas a.k.a Ray Huspuppi remained a trending topic of discussion on social media and shined the spotlight on other Nigerians who had been in similar positions.
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