$6m fraud: Nigerian on FBI listing surrenders to EFCC

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has commenced an investigation of Felix Osilama Okpoh.

Okpoh is on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) watchlist for alleged involvement in web fraud.

Okpoh, alongside Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode and Nnamdi Orson Benson, had been declared needed by the FBI final 12 months.

They’re accused of Enterprise E-mail Compromise (BEC) scheme that defrauded greater than 70 companies in america of $6million.

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EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in an announcement on Tuesday, stated Okpoh allegedly supplied over 40 financial institution accounts to his conspirators.

The accounts had been used to obtain wire transfers totalling over $1million.

On August 21, 2019, Okpoh was indicted in america District Court docket, District of Nebraska, on expenses of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

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On September 18, 2020, the suspect turned himself in on the Lagos workplace of the EFCC within the firm of his mother and father, Col. Garuba Okpoh (retd.) and Justina Okpoh.

The company disclosed that Okpoh, throughout interrogation, stated he surrendered “out of respect for his mother and father and his resolve to be morally upright.

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