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EFCC Nabs Man Wanted By FBI For Fraud




Daniel Ojukwu

A 38-year-old man, Festus Abiona has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Festus is wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigations over his alleged involvement in internet fraud.

The EFCC revealed on Monday that the suspect was apprehended by its Ilorin Zonal Office.

The EFCC, is a statement issued by its acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, said the suspect had been placed on its wanted list for over right months before his arrest.

Its statement read, “Operatives of the EFCC smoked him out of his hiding on February 6, 2020, in Arepo, Ogun State. He had gone into hiding and deliberately refused to step out of his house when he got wind of the fact that the EFCC was investigating him. For the past five months, he was in hiding.

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“The FBI in a petition dated 10th of July, 2019, alleged that he was involved in Business Email Compromise and other internet-related fraud. Investigation into the case by the commission revealed that a syndicate that involved Abiona perpetrated the fraud.

“He has also refused to give a statement since his arrest, but he will soon be arraigned in court.”

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