Alleged Internet Fraud: How EFCC Nabbed Father, Son In Lagos

Resolved to make the cyberspace safe, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it had commenced investigation into alleged , computer-related fraud, obtaining by false pretences and retention of proceeds of activities levelled against one Malik Bakare.

Malik was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Criminal Investigation Department, Alagbon, Lagos and handed to .

A statement by the anti-graft agency’s Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said Malik was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Criminal Investigation Department, Alagbon, Lagos, on May 31, 2021, and handed over to the for further investigation and prosecution.

The statement read in part, “Investigation revealed that he acts as a middleman, who connects around the globe with pickers, and receives some percentage on every successful transaction from the proceeds of activities.”

The suspect’s father was also arrested when he came forward to claim ownership of a Range Rover SUV that was retrieved from his son without a proof of ownership.

“During investigation, his father, Isa Bakare, appeared at the commission, claiming ownership of a Range Rover SUV estimated at about N46m, which was recovered from his son. He, however, could not give a satisfactory account of how he was able to procure the .”

The statement added that the suspects would soon be charged.

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