The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will partner the Federal Bureau of Investigation in its manhunt for the home-based Nigerians indicted by the United States for a variety of scams and online fraud cases in the US.
The fraudsters, majority based in Nigeria, were involved in a series of coordinated internet scam running into billions of dollars fraudulently obtained from victims in the United States and other parts of the world.
Speaking at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja yesterday, the Acting Chairman of the agency, Ibrahim Magu, stated that the agency had commenced investigation into the matter.
He said, “We will investigate it and we will leave no stone unturned. We will go after those who collaborated with the ones in the US and they will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
“We work with FBI in Lagos. We carried out operation wire-wire and the FBI mentioned in their press statement that we are one of the agencies working with them and it was successful.”