EFCC arrests Nigerian fraudster on FBI wanted list, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a Nigerian who was said to be on FBI wanted list.

According to an EFCC statement, the wanted suspect, Osondu Victor Igwilo was arrested, alongside three others, on March 11.

The suspects


The anti-graft agency described Igwilo, 52, as the “alleged leader of a criminal network of “ catchers’’.

Others arrested are Okafor Nnamdi Chris, Nwodu Uchenna Emmaunel and John Anazo Achukwu at a studio in the Sangotedo area of Lagos for an alleged fraud, money laundering and identity theft to the tune of about $100m.

The EFCC said, “Before their arrest, Igwilo and his accomplices had allegedly been involved in an advance-fee scheme that involved false promises of investment funding by individuals who impersonated some United States of America, USA, bank officials in person and via the internet.”

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