The Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, has announced that close to 80 Nigerians have been arrested in relation to fraudulent activities in the country
US attorney, Nick Hanna, in a press conference, said the fraud cases involved suspects who team with federal and state agents to dupe unsuspecting victims of their money.
According to him, a total of 80 suspects which many of whom are from Nigeria, have been arrested and charged to court. while about 57 more were hunted globally.
“FBI agents along with federal and state law enforcement authorities arrested a total of 14 defendants in the US, all named in a sweeping fraud and money laundering case.
“Those arrested today are among 80 defendants charged in a federal grand jury indictment that alleges that millions of dollars were taken from victims through a variety of scams and online frauds.
“We believe this is one of the largest cases of its kind in US history.
BEC scam is used to hack email accounts to convince businesses or individuals to make payments that are either completely bogus or that should have been otherwise paid to legitimate companies.
“Indictments showed very specific allegations against this suspects many of whom are based in Nigeria in terms of stealing money from victims. The indictment also focuses on those responsible for enabling these fraud schemes including operatives in Los Angeles.”
Furthermore, Hanna revealed that Most of the victims were old or vulnerable.
He continued that a total of 252 count charges ranging from “conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, aggravated identity theft” have been filed against the suspects.
Watch the video below and names of the criminals below:
I'm looking forward to seeing Naira Marley's response to this and that of his supporters.
— Hayzed (@lanreoyeleye) August 23, 2019
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See the list of 80 Nigerians caught in the act by the FBI.
Not to be tribalistic but it's shocking over 70 names are Igbos.
— M☆nkind (@tweetmankind) August 23, 2019