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FBI: EFCC Arrests Suspected Internet Kingpin Over N223m Transaction

The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic Crimes Commission, EFCC, has disclosed that it has arrested one Ajayi Gbenga Festus over an alleged illicit transaction through his Nigerian bank amounting to N223 million.
OYO INSIGHT recalls that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, of the United States has indicted 80 Nigerians in a massive cybercrime cases it is investigated.
Addressing journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, the head of the Ibadan zonal office, Mr. Friday Ebelo, said that the suspect was arrested during one of the commission’s operations in Ado-Ekiti.
Ebelo added that the suspect, according to the commission’s investigation, “works with other cybercriminals abroad in a highly sophisticated web of conspiracy designed to illegally access accounts of individuals and organizations to defraud them of their money.”
He explained further that “we were able to establish a number of illicit transactions through his Nigerian bank account amounting to over N223 million. Ajayi serves as conduit pipe through which proceeds of crimes reach members of the syndicate. His cuts in the deals total over N75 million. The suspect is still helping the commission in its further investigations. He surely will have his days in court as soon as investigations are concluded and the matter is ripe for prosecution.”
He noted that “Nigerians are known to be creative, hardworking and intelligent. And this has been effectively proven by records of many groundbreaking achievements attributed to Nigerians within and outside the shores of the country. Many of these unusual feats were recorded in foreign land, especially the United State of America and Western world in general.”
Ebelo also revealed that the zonal office of the commission has recovered US $56,702 ; Canada $400; £60 and 2,400 Euros this year alone.
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