CYBERCRIME: Man, 30, in EFCC’s Net over Alleged $4m Internet Fraud

The Lagos zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said yesterday that it arrested a 30-year-old man, John  Chukwuebuka, over USD4 million internet fraud. A statement posted on the EFCC website on Wednesday said that Chukwuebuka, a graduate, was arrested on Aug. 5 around the Jakande-Lekki area of Lagos. The statement said that the suspect was arrested during a collaborative operation by the EFCC and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Chukwuebuka, alongside his conspirators, Idowu Adetokunbo Taiwo and Sherrif Shoaga, allegedly engaged in business e-mail compromise (BEC), where they redirected the sum of four million dollars,” it said. The statement, which said that the money was redirected to several accounts between 2016 and 2018, added that a Nissan car was recovered from the suspect at the point of arrest.

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