FBI Seeks Assistance In Arresting Six Nigerians Over N2.3bn Internet Fraud-Related Activities
- The Six Nigerians Who Are Believed To Be Presently Residing In Nigeria Are Being Indicted By The FBI For Fraud.
The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) on Saturday, June 27, 2020, said it was seeking assistance in arresting six Nigerians wanted for their involvement in internet-related fraudulent activities worth over N2.3bn ($6m).
The information was passed to the public through their verified Twitter handle. It reads below:
“Help the #FBI find six Nigerian nationals wanted for their involvement in business email compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 million in losses,” the US agency said.
The FBI said all six are “believed to currently reside in Nigeria.
The alleged fraudsters include Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, and Nnamdi Orson Benson.
According to the FBI, the six were part of an operation that “allegedly sent spoofed emails to thousands of businesses in the United States requesting fraudulent wire transfers.”