EFCC arrests 30-year-old graduate for alleged $4m internet fraud

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John Ani Chukwuebuka

A 30-year-old graduate identified as John Ani Chukwuebuka has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.

The suspected internet fraudster was arrested on August 5 in the Jakande-Lekki Area of Lagos, during a collaborative operation by the EFCC and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI.

A Nissan car was recovered from Mr. Chukwuebuka who alongside two others now at large was accused of redirecting $4,000,000.00 (Four Million United States Dollar) to several accounts between 2016 and 2018.

EFCC’s statement reads in part;

The suspect, a 30-year-old graduate, was arrested on August 5, 2019 in the Jakande-Lekki Area of Lagos during a collaborative operation by the EFCC and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI.

Chukwuebuka alongside his conspirators, Idowu Adetokunbo Taiwo and Sherrif Shoaga (still at large) allegedly engaged in Business Email Compromise, BEC, where they redirected the sum of $4,000,000.00 (Four Million United States Dollar) to several accounts between 2016 and 2018.

A Nissan car was recovered from the suspect at the point of his arrest.

The suspect will be arraigned in court soon.