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Nigerians react to arrest of 80 nationals by FBI for internet fraud

Nigerians have been reacting with mixed feelings after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States announced the arrest of some 80 Nigerians over internet fraud. The FBI revealed the names and aliases of the Nigerian-born fraudsters who were arrested during a bust of an 80-man Internet crime syndicate across the United States. According to American officials two Nigerians run a money-laundering network used for the transfer of stolen funds. They run a group of fraudsters, numbering 80 who undertake several internet frauds. They were alleged to have…

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Two Nigerians arrested in U.S. over $40mln internet fraud

American officials have arrested two Nigerian men over multi-million dollar internet fraud. They were alleged to have attempted to swindle unsuspecting victims of $40m. According to American officials the two Nigerians run a money-laundering network used for the transfer of stolen funds. They run a group of fraudsters, numbering 80 who undertake several internet frauds. Valentine Iro, 33, and Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe, 38 were both arrested alongside 78 others. Indictment charges relate to at least $6m in fraudulently obtained funds transferred to the Nigerians. The two Nigerians and their accomplices…

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Nigerian man arrested by the FBI over $11 million fraud

A Nigerian businessman Obinwanne Okeke aka ‘Invictus Obi’ has been arrested by the FBI in the U.S over alleged $11 million fraud. Okeke was a Forbes Contributor & a Young African Business Leader nominee. He has appeared on global media platforms such as BBC News Africa, CNBC Africa, London School of Economics Africa Summit and TEDxYABA. He was listed among Forbes 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2018. On social media screenshots of the affidavit reportedly sworn to an FBI Special agent, Marshall Ward went viral. The document revealed that Okeke,…

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