EFCC calls on the 77 Nigerians indicted by FBI for cybercrimes to submit themselves


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked the 77 Nigerians indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for cybercrimes to submit themselves.

The Ibadan Zonal Head, Friday Ebelo said this yesterday during a press conference at its Iyaganku, Ibadan zonal office.

He also announced the arrest of one internet fraud kingpin, Ajayi Gbenga Festus, in Ekiti State.

He was alleged to be working with other cybercriminals abroad in what he described as highly sophisticated web of a conspiracy designed to illegally access accounts of individuals and organisations to defraud them of their money.

He said Festus’ illicit transactions made through his Nigerian bank accounts amounting to N223million, noting that the suspects serve as a conduit pipe through which proceeds of crime reach members of the syndicate.