EFCC arrests FBI wanted female fraud suspect in Benin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has apprehended a female suspected cyber fraudster who was recently declared wanted by the Federal Bureau of investigation, FBI, in Benin City, Edo State.

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Benin City on Monday.

He revealed that the arrested female fraudster worked in collaboration with foreign counterparts in ‘darkweb’. “She is involved in obtaining and stealing people’s identification information which she forwards to her American collaborator. Her collaborator uses it to file for fraudulent tax return with the Internal Revenue Service. She received her cut through Bitcoin. About 185 Bitcoin were traced to her, which by current market value, is N656,371,490”.

The acting Chairman who was represented by the Zonal Head, Muhtar Bello said the Commission between January and August 2019 arrested 113 internet fraudsters in Edo, Delta and Ondo and secured the conviction of 53 in court.

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