United States FBI to arrest six Nigerians over N2.4bn internet fraud.
On June 28 (Saturday, 2020), The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) announces assistance in finding six wanted Nigerians following their involvement in fraudulent activities which they said it’s amounts nearly N2.3bn ($6m).
The US agency said on its verified Twitter handle: “help the #FBI find six Nigerian nationals wanted for their involvement in business email compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 million in losses,”
Help the #FBI find six Nigerians nationals wanted for their involvement in business email compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 million in losses. Read more about each defendant at https://t.co/Q1OToaIVsl, and submit tips at https://t.co/iL7sD5efWD. #FugitiveFridaypic.twitter.com/67TZPHLgHA
— FBI (@FBI) June 27, 2020
The FBI-indicted Nigerians include:
1. Richard Izuchukwu
2. Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin,
3. Felix Osilama Okpoh,
4. Abiola Ayorinde Kayode,
5. Micheal Olorunyomi a.k.a Ayomide Michael
6. Nnamdi Orson Benson.
The FBI said all six are “believed to currently reside in Nigeria.
FBI reported that the six were part of an operation that “allegedly sent spoofed emails to thousands of businesses in the United States requesting fraudulent wire transfers.”
Other countries in the wanted list include
National not specified: 4
North Korea: 1
These are the total lists of countries with the most wanted internet fraudster suspects.
Official of the FBI has also notified those countries to assist in finding those suspects who they said must have resided there.