Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Workplace of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) have arrested an Instagram comic and social media Influencer, Nwagbo Oliver Chidera, popularly often called Pankeeroy.
Pankeeroy, who boasts over 500,000 Instagram followers, was arrested alongside 34 others suspects for his or her alleged involvement in a computer-related fraud in Lagos.
They had been arrested on Wednesday at their hideout in James Courtroom, Lekki, Lagos, following verified intelligence obtained by the fee about their alleged felony actions.
Till his arrest, Pankeeroy, who claimed to have gone into Bitcom rip-off after he suffered melancholy, had been presenting himself as a vendor who redeems bitcoin vouchers utilizing a platform known as bitcoincoretrading.com .
The anti-graft company stated he makes use of the platform to defraud his unsuspecting victims.
Upon his arrest, a Mercedes Benz AMG GLE mannequin value N36,000,000 (Thirty-six Million Naira) was recovered from him.
Investigations additionally revealed that the suspect has N22, 300, 000. 00 (Twenty- two Million, Three Hundred Naira ) value of Bitcoin in his blocked chain account.
The opposite suspects are Chinedu Omesu Christian, Gafar Kunle Adedamola, Chuka AnieboRichard, Nwagbo Chidera Oliver, Dibo Ayomide Samson, Rotimi Segun Damilola, Habeeb Banire Damilola, Afolabi Bolutife Michael and Adekanbi Elijah Adeola.
Others are Emeka Christian Egwuatu, Adeyemi Adedamola Olumide, Awokoya Moyosore Iyaniwura, Efunnuga Dmilola Samuel, Samson Makinde Egwuatu, Gbemileke Jide Simeon,Omoyemi Fashola Owolabi, and Farouk Ibiwoye Olatunde, Orapitan Yomi Segun and Oladunjoye Taiwo Olawale.
Additionally arrested was Ibrahim Ajani Olanrewaju, Wasiu Olamilekan Sola, Olamiposi Toheeb Damilola, Isieq Qudus Olamilekan, Abel Ndubuisi Junior, Emmanuel Nonso Martins,Timilehin Oladipo Jesse, Kelvin Okpere Kendal, Omotola Oluwatobi Emmanuel,Rasaq Toyosi Farouq, Oyelere Olawale Shakiru, Timileyin Odeyemi Damilare,Kelly John Nwanou, Adedeji Emmanuel Olayinka, Balogun Subomi Ibrahim and Makinde Adewale Benjamin.
Investigations revealed that one of many suspects, Christian, allegedly defrauded an aged Asian-American woman of over $475, 000.
In his assertion to the Fee, Christian confessed to have been posing as a sure Dave Federick, a 58- year- outdated United States nationwide on a mission in Syria.
He stated he did that to lure his unsuspecting victims and defraud them of their hard-earned cash.
Gadgets recovered from the suspects embody unique vehicles, Iphones, laptop computer computer systems, Android and Macbook gadgets.
The suspects will quickly be charged to court docket.
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