EFCC arrests graduate over $4m Internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has announced the arrest of one John Ani Chukwuebuka, over his alleged involvement in computer-related fraud to the tune of $4 million.

The disclosure was made in a statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren.

“The suspect, a 30-year-old graduate, was arrested on August 5, 2019 in the Jakande-Lekki Area of Lagos during a collaborative operation by the EFCC and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI.

“Chukwuebuka, alongside his conspirators, Idowu Adetokunbo Taiwo and Sherrif Shoaga (still at large) allegedly engaged in Business Email Compromise, BEC, where they redirected the sum of $4,000,000.00 (Four Million United States Dollar) to several accounts between 2016 and 2018.

“A Nissan car was recovered from the suspect at the point of his arrest”, Uwujaren said.

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