BREAKING: EFCC arrests two suspects on FBI list

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abuja Zonal Office has the arrested two of the 77 Nigerians on FBI list.

The suspects, Chika Augustine, and Godspower Nwachukwu were arrested in Abuja.

The breakthrough was announced by the new Zonal Head, Mr. Aminu Ado Aliyu at a briefing.

He said $35,000 has been recovered from one of them ( Chika Augustine).

He also claimed that another suspect, who had long been on FBI radar, was picked up on November 2018, investigated and ready for trial.

Asked if the suspects on FBI list will be extradited, Aliyu added: “This decision is between the EFCC headquarters and FBI.

A 252-count federal grand jury indictment unsealed in August charged 77 Nigerian nationals with participating in a massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of fraud schemes and launder the funds through a Los Angeles-based money laundering network as uncovered by the FBI.

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Updated: September 3, 2019 — 4:37 pm

33 Comments

  1. I think he should be punished not just collecting money from the suspect, because if it were some poor dude they will give him severe punishment so same thing should be done to this man

  2. Dat’s a gud move there nice job EFCC ….. Presecution is also key in issues like this.

  3. This is still going on in nigeria? God pleae help us, this has to stop, lets make nigeria great again

  4. If they committe any crime let them face the law of the land.

  5. Our EFCC are really doing a great job in this country, keep it up

  6. God will help us take away corruption in Nigeria, it’s too much

  7. Nice information admin keep it up………………………………………

  8. 252-count federal grand jury indictment unsealed in August charged 77 Nigerian nationals with participating in a massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of fraud schemes and launder the funds through a Los Angeles-based money laundering network as uncovered by the FBI.
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  9. Their case is already complicated, we pray God’s got mercy upon them because he is the one that can salvage them

  10. Well done EFCC to beaming you searchlight I hope you will soon arrest more of such criminal.

  11. May God help us in Nigerian and our president need to do something about it

  12. This is condemnable,the image of Nigerians and their government is being dragged to the mod because of this kind of activities.As a society builder,lack of unemployment is the major causes of these fraudulent activities. The federal government of Nigeria should work seriously on finding a lasting solution to the ceaseless unemployment.

  13. Hmmmmm…………………………………,…………………………………………………………..,.

  14. THE FBI AND EFCC SHOULD TELL US EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID AND HOW

  15. That is very good for those fraudsters. This serves them right. Why will they do fraud when there are geniue business to do.

  16. They should be as availed their constitutional rights to fair hearing and credible legal proceedings.

  17. Efcc we Nigerian are so proud of you people ,your investigation so has really gone so far to help us out from crime.

  18. When will such act ever come to an end. Am just tired of hearing the word “fraudsters” deal with them as per law please.

  19. Good work by the efcc official. But they should put more effort to arrest the other.that will cure corruption in the country

  20. Thanks for your efforts in updating us. You are doing a great work please keep it up i like the update and the information .

  21. These fraudsters should be treated the way it should serve as a deterrent to others in the same business.

  22. na them sabi ooo thay have sow it and they jave to reap it let them face it quelly

  23. It is a very god move ai wish they could be successful in getting more people to.join the list.

  24. That’s a very good job from EFCC. They should be be thoroughly investigated and interrogated and finally be charged to face the wrath of the law if found guilty.

  25. That is very good, the right thing should be done, our leaders are the once causing it

  26. This terrible and good job there efcc,please catch them oo naija is no longer safe

  27. Fraudulent acts should be dealt with sequentially and accurately.

  28. This is a good move by our law enforcement agencies, so that others too will know Nigeria is not a hidout for criminals parading themselves as philanthropy

  29. $35000 US dollars, that’s about #12.6 millions. That’s serious. Only God knows how much he has swindle those people. But I don’t blame them, those that give themselves to be defrauded are also in the same class with the suspects.

  30. This is a nice update 4 this guys leave, eat and drink on fraud as if it is legitimate something in this country

  31. That good I hope all the remaining criminals will also be caught. Kudos to EFCC

  32. I think they should settle the case amicable to let peace to rain with the community

  33. FBI are doing a very nice job, they make they treat the victims accordingly.

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