30-yr-old man in EFCC’s net over alleged $4m internet fraud



<p class="">The Lagos zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says that the commission has arrested a 30-year-old man, John Chukwuebuka, over alleged $4 million internet fraud.</p>

<h1>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.</h1>

<p class="">The statement said that the suspect was arrested during a collaborative operation by the EFCC and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).</p>

<p class="">“<em>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</em>,” it said.</p>

<p class="">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 his arrest.</p>

<p class="">It said that the suspect would soon be arraigned before the court.</p>