EFCC reveals names of six Nigerian Internet fraudsters indicted by the FBI


Less than a week after the U.S. Department of State announced the indictment of six Nigerians for Internet fraud, the EFCC has finally revealed their names.

The EFCC said in a statement that:

“Six Nigerians: Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh; Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin; Michael Olorunyomi; Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode and Nnamdi Orson Benson were indicted and sanctioned by the FBI”

The American Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI alleged that the suspected fraudsters were:

.”..for conducting elaborate fraud schemes involving alleged stealing of more than $6million from “individual victims and victim businesses both in Nebraska and other states”

The FBI has commended the EFCC in the role the anti-corruption agency played in the indictment of the suspected fraudsters.

“The American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has commended the EFCC for offering assistance to it in the investigation and prosecution of six Nigerians involved in Business Email Compromise(BEC) and wire fraud in the United States of America.

“United States Attorney, Joe Kelly and Special FBI Agent, Kristi Johnson, in a release made available to the EFCC, commended the Commission for its “past and continued assistance in pursuing those that engage in Business Email Compromise and other fraud schemes,” the EFCC said.