The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, Sokoto Zonal
Office has arrested another FBI-wanted internet fraudster identified as Emmanuel Adedeji Oluwatosin.
He was arrested in Kaduna by EFCC operatives. The Zonal Head,
Abdullahi Lawal confimred Oluwatosin’s name is on the wanted list of the
Lawal while parading the suspect in Sokoto on Thursday listed the
assets recovered from his residence. They were Mercedes Benz E550,
Mercedes Benz C450, an IPhone, laptops, modem and SIM cards.
Lawal added that the suspect and his accomplices both in Nigeria and
overseas, acquired retirement account information (RAI) and personally
identifiable information (PII) of multiple persons which they
fraudulently used to wire funds into newly created business bank
accounts tied to the fraudulently created business.
The proceeds were then converted into cryptocurrency. He said
preliminary investigation had so far revealed that about N1.4 billion
passed through the suspect’s accounts and the commission had also traced
N70 million investment.