$6m internet scam: Suspect on FBI list turns self in — Nigerian Pilot News
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$6m internet scam: Suspect on FBI list turns self in



Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has commenced investigation of one Felix Osilama Okpoh, an alleged fraudster on the watch list of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, for his involvement in a $6million internet fraud.


Okpoh, alongside Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode and Nnamdi Orson Benson, had been declared wanted by the FBI sometime in 2019 for their alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise, BEC, scheme that defrauded over 70 businesses to the tune of $6million in the United States.


According to a statement yesterday, by the Head of media and publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the suspect allegedly provided over forty bank accounts to his conspirators, which were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers from their victims totalling over $1,000, 000USD.


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


However, Okpoh on Friday, September 18, 2020, turned himself in at the Lagos zonal office of the anti-graft commission in company with his parents, Col. Garuba Okpoh (rtd) and Mrs. Justina Okpoh.


Okpoh, during interrogation, said he made the move to surrender himself to the commission out of respect he had for his parents and his resolve to be morally upright.



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