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Suspect wanted by US FBI over $6m scam in company of his parents surrenders to EFCC



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A suspect, Felix Okpoh who was declared wanted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) over alledged $6 million scam has surrendered to the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Okpoh was in 2019 declared wanted by FBI for his involvement in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) to the tune of US$6 million i.e N2.79 billion of about 70 United States based businesses.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is now in the custody of Felix Okpoh, who was declared wanted by the U.S Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) over alleged fraud.

Wilson Uwujaren, Spokesman for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in a statement on Tuesday, confirmed custody Mr. Felix Okpoh, saying that he turned himself into the anti-graft agency on Sept. 18.

“Okpoh, alongside Richard Uzuh, Alex Ogunshakin, Abiola Kayode and Nnamdi Benson were declared wanted by the FBI sometime in 2019.

“They allegedly defrauded over 70 businesses in the United States, of over six million dollars,” he said.

According to the statement, the suspects in collaboration with others allegedly provided over 40 bank accounts to fraudulently wired money from account of their Victims totalling over one million US dollars.

“Okpoh was, on Aug. 21, 2019, indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

“He turned himself into EFCC Lagos Zonal Office in the company of his parents on Sept. 18, 2020.”

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