The cases of internet fraud keep rising in Nigeria at an alarming rate with a few top social media influencers getting dragged into the messy waters of cyber fraud. The latest shocking case is that of fastrising social media influencer known as Adeherself, who was accused by Nigeria’s anti-graft agency of being a ‘cyber picker’ for her internet fraudster allies.
Speaking on the arrest of the talented social media influencer, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said in a tweet on its official Twitter handle that it arrested five alleged internet fraudsters including Adeherself, with pictures of the suspects appended unto the statement.
The agency noted that during interrogation, Adedamola Adewale, who goes by the username @adeherself on social media, confessed to being a ‘picker’, a term used for allies of internet fraudsters. Before her arrest, Adeherself is known for creating comic rant videos and this has gathered her more than 200,000 followers on Twitter and Instagram combined.