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Internet crimes: FBI rates Nigeria 16th worst country

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in a new report has ranked Nigeria among the worst countries affected by internet crime.

Nigerian lady Oyindamola Akinrinola convicted in US for online fraud

Nigerian Oyindamola Akinrinola, 23, of Lawrence, Kansas, has pleaded guilty in federal court for her role in online fraud schemes that targeted victims across the United States.

FBI arrests fugitive 50 years after escaping from custody

A fugitive Leonard Rayne Moses has been arrested in the US state of Michigan, by the FBI nearly half a century after he escaped from custody.

$6m scam: Suspected internet kingpin on FBI’s watchlist Felix Okpoh surrenders

Suspected internet fraudster on watchlist of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Felix Osilama Okpoh has surrendered himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

FBI wanted internet scammer Abiona Akinyemi convicted in Lagos

FBI-wanted internet fraudster, Abiona Akinyemi Festus has been convicted and sentenced to two-year imprisonment in Lagos.

Inside Story: How the FBI took down Hushpuppi, Woodberry & gang

In complaints filed before Illinois courts, FBI agents described in details how they were able to trail and smash two notorious Nigerian fraudsters, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi and Olalekan Ponle a.k.a Woodberry and gang.

FBI, U.S. police lose 269 gigabytes of data to hackers

Hackers have stolen ten years’ worth of data from 200 U.S. police departments and the FBI. The Anonymous group has claimed responsibility.

Why FBI declared 6 Nigerians wanted (Details)

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has declared six Nigerians wanted for various online scams running into over $6million. The wanted Nigerians are believed to be hiding in Nigeria.

2 Nigerians Iyalekhue & Osawaru in FBI net over scams

Two Nigerians, Nosayamen Iyalekhue, 33, and Esogie Osawaru, 27, have been arrested in the United States by the FBI over a series of romance, pandemic unemployment insurance, and other online scams.

2 FBI wanted Nigerians Onajokpe, Nnamdi convicted in Warri for cyberfraud

Two FBI wanted Nigerians, Patrick Erakposhere Onajokpe and Macdonald Chukwuma Nnamdi, along with four others have been convicted in Warri and sentenced.

FBI arrests Nigerians, others over $30m Atlanta-based scams

US Federal agents have arrested twenty-four individuals, among them Nigerians, for their involvement in a large-scale fraud and money laundering operation that targeted citizens, corporations, and financial institutions throughout the United States.

“operation rewired 2019”: FBI honours 4 EFCC officials

The Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States Department of Justice has honored four officials of the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

EFCC boss Magu wins FBI award

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday received an Award of Excellence from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI.

US jury indicts 3 Nigerians over theft of $348,000

Three Nigerians have been indicted by a US federal grand jury in Bismarck, North Dakota, after investigators said they stole $348,000 from a Dickinson company through a complicated computer fraud scheme.

FBI wanted scammer jailed one year for $5,000 fraud

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offence court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has sentenced one Abdulrauf Alade Owolabi to one year imprisonment, with an option of N250,000 for being in possession of false documents and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of $5,000.

Operation Rewired: EFCC officers get FBI certificates

No fewer than 44 officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have been awarded with certificates of recognition by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, for their involvement in a joint operation tagged Operation Rewired.

JUST IN: Mother, son wanted by FBI, jailed for internet scam in Lagos

An internet scammer Damilola Ahmed Adeyeri and his mother, Alaba Kareem Adeyeri, have been convicted on a four-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of $82, 570, about N29.9million.

FBI nabs Nigerian Arinze Ozor for $1m scams, using Ghanaian, Beninese passport

The FBI has docked a Nigerian-American Arinze Michael Ozor, based in Bowie Maryland for using fake passports to facilitate a money laundering conspiracy involving nearly $1 million.

Professor Bagley, expert on dirty money arrested by FBI for money laundering

A University of Miami International Studies professor Bruce Bagley, who is an authority on organized crime and money laundering has been busted by the FBI for his involvement in the very subject that he’s an expert in – money laundering.

US charges Paul Usoro, 9 other Nigerians over $1.1m romance scams

Ten Nigerians have been charged with conspiring to launder illegal proceeds that were fraudulently obtained as a result of romance scams targeting multiple victims, the US Justice Department said on Wednesday night.

EFCC arraigns ‘606,’ on FBI wanted list for N207.1m fraud

By Akin KuponiyiThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday arraigned an automobile dealer, Sarumi Babafemi, a.k. a. 606, for money laundering.He is said...

Samuel Little: Confessions of America’s most prolific serial killer

A 79-year-old man murdered at least 50 people, making him the most prolific serial killer in US history, the FBI says

How Nigerian Criminals Across Borders Operate

Fears of backlash at home make Nigerian criminal gangs to expand their operations across the world

FBI arrests Ninalowo for $1.5 million money laundering

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it has arrested one 40-year-old Kenneth Ganiu Ninalowo and a Country Club Hills woman, 27-year-old Brittney Stokes on charges of laundering over $1.5 million in Chicago.

EFCC, FBI arrest 30-year-old Nigerian for $4m Internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, in collaboration with United States FBI, has arrested one John Ani Chukwuebuka for his alleged involvement in Business email compromise fraud.

Bumper harvest: EFCC, FBI  recover $169,850; N92m

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has disclosed that the collaborative operations between the Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, tagged“Operation Rewired” have led to the recovery of the sums of $169,850 as well as the sum of N92 million from arrested perpetrators of computer-related frauds.

EFCC arrests FBI-wanted internet fraudster

The Acting Chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu said Oyediran Joseph, one the most wanted internet fraud suspects by the Federal Bureau of investigation, FBI, has been arrested in Ilorin, Kwara State.

EFCC, FBI recover $314,000, N373m from internet fraudsters

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has disclosed that the collaboration between the Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, has led to the recovery of the sums of $314,000 and about N373,000,000 from perpetrators of computer-related frauds.

Video: Watch FBI-indicted Valentine Iro dancing on US dollars

Several videos have emerged of Valentine Obinna Iro, one of the two lead suspects on the FBI list of 80 indicted Nigerians. In one he is shown dancing obscenely on a carpet of US dollars, with a girlfriend, as friends spray and rain dollar notes on him.

FBI’s arrest: Why you can’t judge the Igbo – Fani-Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode on Saturday said no one should judge the Igbo based on the fact that 80 of their members engaged in criminal behaviour in the United State and were arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI.

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