Nigerians React As FBI Arrests 77 Nigerians In US For Internet Fraud

Three of the 77 suspected Nigerian fraudsters (image courtesy: Twitter)

Nigerians have expressed sadness over the arrest of 77 of their compatriots in the United States by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in an ongoing investigation related to fraud cases.

Concise News had reported that the US Attorney, Nick Hanna, made this known at a press conference on Thursday in Los Angeles, California.

Hanna said the fraud cases involved suspects colluding with federal and state agents to dupe unsuspecting victims of their money.

He said a total of 80 suspects, “many of whom are from Nigeria”, have been arrested and charged to court with 57 more being hunted globally.

Hanna alleged that two Nigerians, Iro and Igbokwe were “essentially brokers” of fraudulent bank accounts by fielding requests for bank account information and laundering the money obtained from victims.

Reacting to the incident, a particular respondent said until every foreign country ban Nigerians from their country, the government would not find a solution to fraud and cybercrime.

Concise News captured some of the comments on the issue as seen below:

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Olugbenga Ige is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan. Gbenga is an experienced reporter at Concise News, a new media enthusiast, and fine-grained media influencer.

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