The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one of the alleged internet fraudsters wanted in the United States by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Oyediran Joseph, over $46 million fraud and money laundering case.
Joseph, according to a statement made available on the anti-graft commission’s official Facebook page, was arrested in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
The statement further notes that EFCC’s acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, who was represented by Ilorin Zonal head of the commission, Isyaku Sharu, briefed newsmen about Joseph’s arrest on Friday, August 30, at a press conference organised to explain the EFCC/FBI collaboration in the fight against internet fraud and cyber crime.
#Alert One of the internet fraudsters wanted by the FBI, Joseph Oyediran, arrested by EFCC operatives in Ilorin, Kwara State. Head, EFCC Ilorin Zonal Office, Isyaku Sharu, disclosed this at a press conference to give update on EFCC/FBI collaboration against internet fraud.
FBI had launched a clampdown on internet fraudsters since the arrest of the founder of Invictus Group, Obinwanne Okeke, over conspiracy to commit fraud of about $12 million.
Acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, said the collaboration between the commission and the FBI has led to the recovery of the sums of $314,000 and about N373 million from perpetrators of computer-related fraud known locally as ‘Yahoo Yahoo’.