The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a 36-year-old man on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wanted list in Ilorin for alleged N60 million fraud.
EFCC spokesperson Mr Wilson Uwujaren made this known in a press statement, Friday in Abuja.
He said the commission’s zonal head in Ilorin Mr Isyaka Sharu, while addressing a press conference on Friday disclosed that, “Three weeks ago, the US authority had written to us for assistance in tracking as well as possible arrest and prosecution of two most wanted FBI suspects in Nigeria.”
Sharu said investigation conducted revealed that the suspect arrested in Ilorin had benefited to the tune of N60 million from the loot through Western Union transfers, having collaborated with those arrested in the United States.
He also said that within seven months of operation, the Ilorin zonal office had independently arrested no fewer than 50 other suspected internet fraudsters.
The EFCC official added that the zonal office secured the conviction of 25 others and got forfeiture of their exotic cars. Sharu said that the money seized from the fraudsters running into millions of naira had been forfeited to the Federal Government.
The zonal head also said that four properties linked to some of the suspects located in choice areas of Ado Ekiti had been seized. He said the properties, which included a supermarket and plaza, have a conservative value of between N800 million and one billion naira.
He urged Nigerians to be united in the fight against corruption, saying only this could encourage foreign investment in the economy.
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