The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it is monitoring more suspected Nigerian internet fraudsters apart from the 77 listed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States.
The Ibadan zonal head of the EFCC, Friday Ebelo stated this during a press conference at the commission’s zonal office in Ibadan.
Ebelo, said, “Bigger suspects have been put on the commission’s watch list and will be tracked before long.”
He added that some bankers and Bureau De Change operators conniving to swindle victims were also on the list.
EFCC zonal head explained that a suspect, Ajayi Festus was arrested in Ado-Ekiti for alleged illicit transactions.
According to Ebelo, Ajayi worked with cyber criminals abroad to defraud individuals and organisations by illegally accessing their accounts.
“We were able to establish a number of illicit transactions through his Nigerian bank account amounting to over N223m. Ajayi serves as the conduit through which proceeds of crimes reach members of the syndicate. His cuts in the deals total over N75m.
“The suspect is still helping the commission in its investigations. He surely will have his days in court as soon as investigations are concluded and the matter is ripe for prosecution,” Ebelo said