EFCC Arrests Bitcoin Trader in Ibadan, Gives Reason for Action

EFCC Arrests Bitcoin Trader in Ibadan, Gives Reason for Action

- The EFCC has disclosed how it arrested some suspects for alleged fraud

- The anti-graft agency revealed when it will charge the suspects to court

- The commission has intensified its raid on internet fraudsters

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A bitcoin trader has been arrested by the Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged involvement in cyber-crime.

EFCC arrest bitcoin trader in Ibadan, gives reason for action
The EFCC has urged Nigerians to refrain from fraudulent activities. Photo: EFCC
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The anti-graft agency in a statement disclosed that the suspect, Ayomide Adebowale, was arrested on Friday, April 23, alongside four others from two locations at Elebu area in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The spokesperson of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said the other suspects are Philip Gabriel, Mayowa Jolaoso Segun, Babatunde Segun Adeyinka and Abiodun Tolulope Emmanuel.

He stated that their ages range between 21 and 37.

The agency said:

“They were picked sequel to series of intelligence received by the Commission on their alleged involvement in internet-related crimes.

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“Items recovered from them include two cars, laptops, phones and some documents suspected to contain false pretences.
“They will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed.''

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In another news, fast-rising Nigerian comedian, Nwagbo Oliver Chidera, popularly known as Pankeeroy, has been arrested by the EFCC.

The popular Instagram skit maker was said to have been picked up alongside 34 other suspects for their alleged involvement in internet fraud.

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.

Meanwhile, the fight against corruption is set to take a new turn following a pledge by officials of Nigerian security outfits.

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Specifically, the EFCC the Department of State Service (DSS), and the Nigeria Police Force, according to a statement made available to PR Nigeria, promised to collaborate in the fight against corruption.

This was disclosed when heads of EFCC zonal offices in Kaduna and Ilorin, visited some of their counterparts in other security outfits.

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