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Suspect On FBI Watch List Over $6m Internet Fraud Surrenders To EFCC



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has commended the parent of a suspect on the wanted list of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, Felix Osilama Okpoh for compelling their son to surrender to the EFCC.

Okpoh turned himself in at the Lagos Zonal Office of the Commission in company with his parents, Col. Garuba Okpoh(retd.) and Chief (Mrs.) Justina Okpoh on Friday, September, 18, 2020.

EFFC commenced investigations on Felix Osilama Okpoh, a fraudster on the watchlist of 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 was 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 indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud on August, 21, 2019.

Okpoh said during interrogation that he made the move to surrender himself to the Commission out of the respect he had for his parents and his resolve to be morally upright.

However, members of the families of other suspects have been advised to toe the same line and compel their children, who are on the watch list of the FBI and the EFCC, to surrender themselves for investigations as this might give them soft landing.

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