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EFCC Arrests Suspects On FBI’s Wanted List Osondu Igwilo And Others Over $100m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Osondu Victor Igwilo, a suspect wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 2018. 

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, made this known in a statement on Monday, March 14.
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Uwujaren said Igwilo, 52, is the alleged leader of a criminal network of “catchers”. He was arrested alongside Okafor Nnamdi Chris, Nwodu Uchenna Emmanuel and John Anazo Achukwu at a studio in the Sangotedo area of Lagos.

They are accused of fraud, money laundering and identity theft to the tune of about $100millon.

The suspects allegedly perpetrated a scheme involving false promises of investment funding, impersonating United States bank officials in person and via the internet.
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“Investigation revealed that those who fell victims of the suspects’ criminal activities were asked to make certain payments before they could receive their funding,” EFCC said.

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Proceeds were allegedly laundered through American bank accounts and diverted to the alleged culprits in Nigeria.

Osondu Victor IgwiloOsondu Igwilo was placed on the FBI watch list following a criminal complaint filed against him in the U.S. District Court, Houston, Texas, in December 2016.

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“Following their arrest, five houses located in choice areas of Lagos were recovered from Osondu Igwilo. The suspects will soon be charged to court.” Uwujaren added.

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