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Nigerians Attack FBI Over 6 Nigerians On Cyber Most Wanted List

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Nigerians Attack FBI Over 6 Nigerians On Cyber Most Wanted List

Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to berate the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over what they described as “racism” on the appearance of 6 Nigerians on the FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted list.

Naija News had reported earlier that the FBI listed six Nigerians among most-wanted cybercriminals in a tweet on Saturday morning, June 27, where it demanded tips on how to catch these six Nigerians.

This online news platform understands that the six Nigerians listed on the FBI website are Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, Nnamdi Orson Benson and Michael Olorunyomi.

FBI’s tweet read: “Help the #FBI find ​six Nigerian nationals wanted for their involvement in ​business​ email ​compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 ​million in losses.”

The FBI said in its statement that Ogunshakin, Uzuh, Okpoh, Kayode and Benson are all wanted on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

“Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin is wanted 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.

“Ogunshakin allegedly provided bank accounts to Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, and other co-conspirators Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, and Nnamdi Orson Benson, that were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers,” the FBI said on their website.

“Ogunshakin allegedly also assisted in these schemes by sending spoofed emails to businesses used to solicit fraudulent wire transfers.

“Ogunshakin allegedly later conducted his own BEC schemes, learning from Uzuh and others.

“On August 21, 2019, Ogunshakin was indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud.

“On August 22, 2019, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest,” the tweet read.

Similarly, Michael Olorunyomi wanted for scamming elderly people using romance scam.

“Micheal Olorunyomi is wanted 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.

“Olorunyomi allegedly conducted romance fraud schemes often targeting vulnerable elders or widows.

“Olorunyomi allegedly defrauded several victims out of more than $1,000,000 USD.

“Additionally, the bank accounts of many of Olorunyomi’s alleged romance scam victims were provided to other co-conspirators to be used to receive fraudulent wire transfers from other fraud schemes.

“On November 13, 2019, Olorunyomi was indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, Identity Theft, and Access Device Fraud. On November 14, 2019, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.”

Displeased with the tweet headlining the 6 Nigerians in a list that had 79 alleged fraudsters, some Nigerians took to Twitter to blast the FBI.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…

Source: Naija News

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