The United States Government has appealed to the general public to help find six Nigerians indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for alleged $6m internet fraud.
In a tweet via its Twitter handle on Saturday, the FBI appealed to the citizens to provide vital information that would lead to the arrest of the six Nigerians.
The agency also tweeted the photos of the suspects with the caption “Help the #FBI find six Nigerian nationals wanted for their involvement in business email compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 million in losses.”
It also urged persons with important details on the suspects to submit such on http://tips.fbi.gov, adding that they are not required to disclose their names or any personal information.
The FBI identified the suspects as Uzuh Richard, Alex Ogunshakin, Felix Okpoh, Micheal Olorunyomi, Benson Nnamdi, and Abiola Kayode.
Help the #FBI find six Nigerian nationals wanted for their involvement in business email compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 million in losses. Read more about each defendant at https://t.co/Q1OToaIVsl, and submit tips at https://t.co/iL7sD5efWD. #FugitiveFriday pic.twitter.com/67TZPHLgHA
— FBI (@FBI) June 27, 2020
POLITICS NIGERIA had reported how the US government had indicted the suspects for romance scams and revealed how they defrauded US citizens through the use of sensitive information and financial resources derived by manipulative means.
Below is the list of Nigerians captured by the FBI;
Richard Uzur – BEC Scam – A loss in excess of $6,300,000 can be attributed to the BEC scheme led by Uzuh and an accomplice
Michael Olorunyumi – Romance Fraud – Losses exceeding $1,000,000 can be attributed to the romance fraud scheme led by Olorunyomi and his accomplice
Alex Ogunshakin – Ogunshakin assisted Uzuh with contacting victim companies and he conducted his own BEC schemes.
Felix Okpoh – Romance Fraud – provided financial, material, or technological support to Uzuh.
Nnamdi Benson – Romance Fraud and Money Laundering
Abiola Kayode – BEC and Romance Fraud – provided U.S. bank accounts to individuals involved in the scheme, one of which was then used to receive a $69,150 fraudulent wire transfer.