Nigerian Yahoo suspect on FBI list over $6m internet fraud surrenders

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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By Michael Ojo

One of the suspected Nigerian fraudsters on the American agency, FBI watch list, Felix Osilama Okpoh has surendered himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), courtesy of his parents, Col Garuba Okpoh(rtd), and Chief Mrs Justina Okpoh.

Okpoh turned himself in on Friday, September 18, 2020 at the Lagos Zonal Office of the commission. He was accompanied by his parents. The commission commended the parents for compelling the presence of their son.

EFFC commenced investigations of Felix Osilama Okpoh, a fraudster on the watchlist of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, for his alleged involvement in a $6m internet fraud.

Okpoh, alongside Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode and Nnamdi Orson Benson, had been declared wanted by the FBI sometime in 2019 for his alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise, BEC, scheme that defrauded over 70 different businesses in the United States resulting in combined losses of over $6,000,000 USD.

The suspect allegedly provided hundreds of bank accounts to his conspirators, which were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers from their victims totaling over $1,000, 000USD.

He was, on August 21, 2019, indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

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.

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