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Popular Instagram Comedian Nabbed For Internet Fraud In Lagos

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Bello Malami Tambuwal wanted over an alleged N2.2 million fraud.

Popular Instagram comedian and social media Influencer, Nwagbo Oliver Chidera, also known as Pankeeroy, has been nabbed by security operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged internet fraud.

The comedian, alongside 34 others, was paraded on Thursday, April 22, following verified intelligence received by the Commission about their alleged criminal activities.

Until his arrest, Chidera, who claimed to have gone into Bitcoin scam after he suffered depression, had been introducing himself as a vendor who purchases bitcoin vouchers using the bitcoincoretrading.com platform to dupe his unsuspecting victims.

The commission in a statement on Thursday said ”upon his arrest, a Mercedes Benz AMG GLE model worth N36,000,000 was recovered from him. Adding that investigations revealed that the suspect has N22,300,000 worth of Bitcoin in his blocked chain account.
Items recovered from the suspects include exotic cars, Iphones, laptop computers, Android devices and Macbook devices.”

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