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The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has said that $15.3million, which is part of the money Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka Woodberry stole, was stashed away in a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet.

FBI: $15.3 million stolen by Hushpuppi’s ally Woodberry from US companies may not be...

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has said that $15.3million, which is part of the money Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka Woodberry stole, was stashed away in a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet.
The Dubai Police Force, United Arab Emirates, has revealed how it arrested Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi.

Hushpuppi charged with trying to steal £100 million from Premier League club

A social media celebrity, who flaunted his opulent lifestyle to millions of followers on Instagram, has appeared in court in the US charged with running a global scam which allegedly targeted a Premier League club.
The Dubai Police Force, United Arab Emirates, has revealed how it arrested Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi.

Ray Hushpuppi faces 20 years in US prison

The United States Department of Justice, Central District of California, Friday said Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, 37, popularly known as Hushpuppi on Social Media, made a court appearance in Chicago Friday, and will be transferred to Los Angeles, where his trial for conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars in cybercrime proceeds would begin in the coming weeks.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

PTF: Only Primary 6, JSS3, SS3 to resume schools

The Coordinator of the Presidential Tasks Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, announced on Monday that only pupils in Primary 6 and students in JSS 3 and SS3 are allowed to resume school in preparation of their examinations.
The US intelligence and security agency gave the names of the six Nigerians as; Richard Izuchuckwu Uzuh, Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Felix Osilama Okpor, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, Nnamdi Orson Benson and Michael Olorunyomi.

US declares six Nigerians wanted for cyber crime

The government of the United States of America has declared six Nigerians wanted for their involvement in ​business​ email ​compromise schemes.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the suspects are Richard Uzuh, Micheal Olorunyomi, Alex Ogunshakin, Felix Okpoh, Nnamdi Benson and Abiola Kayode.

US indicts six Nigerians over $6 million fraud

The United States on Tuesday exposed six Nigerians over alleged internet fraud worth more than six million dollars.
Julius Nwalozie Onyebuchi, alias Dr. Godwin Emefiele, the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria has been sentenced to three years imprisonment without an option of fine.

Man jailed three years for impersonating central bank governor

Julius Nwalozie Onyebuchi, alias Dr. Godwin Emefiele, the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria has been sentenced to three years imprisonment without an option of fine.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Bank manager, wife for held for ‘laundering $1.49 million’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Office has arrested a former bank Assistant General Manager, Rowly Isioro and his wife Ovuomarhoni Naomi Isioro, for their alleged involvement in Business Email Compromise (BEC) and money laundering.
Olufolajimi Abegunde

Nigerian national jailed in US for role in international cyber-fraud

A citizen of Nigeria residing in Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced to 78 months in prison Tuesday for his role in an international cyber fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the...
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

Operation Rewired: How we recovered $169,850, N92 million through EFCC, FBI collaboration – Ibrahim...

Magu said the operations had resulted in the arrest of 167 Nigerians for alleged computer-related frauds and recovery of four exotic cars, plots of land in choice areas in Lagos and a property in Abuja.
“The Department of Justice has increased efforts in taking aggressive enforcement action against fraudsters who are targeting American citizens and their businesses in business email compromise schemes and other cyber-enabled financial crimes,” said Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.

Operation Rewired: FBI announces arrest of 167 Nigerians

United States’ Federal authorities on Tuesday announced the arrest of 167 Nigerians in a wide scale effort to disrupt Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes tagged used by fraudsters to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including many senior citizens through an investigation tagged ‘Operation reWired” conducted around the world.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

EFCC arrests 113 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Benin

The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it arrested at least 113 internet fraud suspects in eight months through its ‘Operation Re-wire’.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday said it has arrested five suspected internet fraudsters in two separate operations within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

EFCC arrests 113 fraudsters, secures 53 convictions in Benin zone

Operatives of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in collaboration with the United State’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have arrested a suspected female cyber fraudster who had worked with her American counterpart in the so-called “dark web”.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

EFCC nabs female suspect on FBI list

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said its collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation has led to the arrest of a female suspect cyber fraudster in Edo State.

FBI fraudsters’ list: Federal government tells indicted Nigerians to surrender or risk extradition

Following the recent damning report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wherein at least 77 Nigerians were indicted in what was described as one of the largest fraud cases in US history, the Federal Government has asked those indicted to turn themselves in or risk being extradited to the US.
One of the indicted Nigerians arrested for online scam in the US

How Japanese woman led FBI to 80 Nigerian scammers

A romance scam in 2016 between a Japanese woman and a Nigerian who described himself as a US Army Captain stationed in Syria, led the FBI to the record crackdown on 80 Nigerian scammers, published documents revealed.
EL PASO, TEXAS – AUGUST 06: FBI personnel drive in a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot as investigations continue at the scene of a mass shooting, which left at least 22 people dead, on August 6, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody in El Paso which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. President Donald Trump plans to visit the city August 7. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

77 Nigerian nationals charged for massive fraud, money laundering in US — full list

A 252-count federal grand jury indictment unsealed Thursday charged 77 Nigerian nationals with participating in a massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of fraud schemes and launder the funds through a Los Angeles-based money laundering network.
A suspect of cyber fraud, Oseghale Collins, was on Tuesday arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office at his hideout in Benin City, Edo State.

EFCC arrests cyber criminal, two others in Benin

A suspect of cyber fraud, Oseghale Collins, was on Tuesday arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office at his hideout in Benin City, Edo State.

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