Economic and Financial Crimes Commission – Abuja

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in Orlu, Imo State, Nigeria arrested Emmanuel Chidiebere. 

Current situation 
The American security agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants Emmanuel Chidiebere, for crimes relating to conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering of an undisclosed amount. The operatives of EFCC arrested the suspect at a hideout in Orlu, Imo State, Nigeria. 

What they are saying 
Reports say Emmanuel Chidiebere and three of his accomplices defrauded Americans, Ivorians and Polish of an undisclosed amount of money. While Mr Chidiebere is in the anti-graft agency’s custody, the other three accomplices are hiding. 

Why it matters
The reports of Nigerian fraudsters all around the world continue to darken the good image of Nigeria globally. Nigeria, according to techshielder, is the leading African country with the most fraudsters, with a cumulative sum of £12.1 million. 

  • Another FBI suspect, Kelechi Vitalis Anozie, founder of praying city church, was arrested last week for a wire fraud of $135,000 and $47,000.
  • Two weeks ago, a four years FBI suspect, Osondu Victor Igwilo, was arrested in Lagos for fraud, identity theft and money laundering of about $100 million. 
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