A suspected internet fraudster identified as Felix Osilama Okpoh, who has been on the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) radar, has reported himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), following his alleged involvement in $6million internet fraud.
According to a statement released by the EFCC Head, Media, and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren on Monday 21st September, the commission had commenced an investigation into the matter.
Uwujaren said that Okpoh was declared wanted by the FBI sometime in 2019 for their alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scheme that defrauded over 70 businesses in the United States of America of over $6million.
According to Uwujaren, the suspect allegedly provided over 40 bank accounts to his conspirators, which were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers from their victims totaling over $1million.
“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 Commission in company with his parents, Col. Garuba Okpoh (rtd) and Chief (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”.