EFCC/FBI collaboration: Anti-graft agency arrests FBI wanted fraudster

Using tip-off from FBI, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC Ilorin zone has effected the arrest of Oyediran Joseph over alleged internet fraud.

The arrest happened on the auspicies of the press briefing tagged ‘EFCC/FBI collaborative efforts in the fight against internet fraud and cybercrime in Ilorin, The Zonal Head, Mr Isyaku Sharu, who spoke said a letter of assistance was recieved from the United States authorities to the commission two weeks ago to track, and possibly arrest and prosecute two most wanted FBI suspects in Nigeria.

The arrested suspect 30-year-old Oyediran has allegedly benefitted about N60m from the loot through Western Union transfer.

The Zonal head also disclosed that “within seven months of their operations in the zone, the agency had independently arrested over 50 suspected internet fraudsters, secured conviction of 25 of them and forfeited exotic cars and monies running into millions of naira to the Federal government.

He further said that “the zone had traced properties linked to some cyber-crime suspects to choice areas in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state, ranging from supermarkets, plaza, and many more with conservative value of the properties put at about N1b.”

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