EFCC Arrests Popular Nigerian Comedian, 34 Others For Internet Fraud(See Their Names)

EFCC has arrested popular Nigeria’s Instagram Comedian and 34 Others For Internet Fraud.




News Rain Nigeria reports that Nwagbo Chidera, also known as Pankeeroy, who is an Instagram comedian and social media influencer has been arrested for alleged Internet fraud.


Chidera was arrested alongside 34 others at the James Court in the Lekki area of Lagos State by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.


The other suspects include Chinedu Christian, Gafar Adedamola, Chuka Richard, Dibo Samson, Rotimi Damilola, Habeeb Damilola, Afolabi Michael, Adekanbi Adeola, Emeka Egwuatu, Adeyemi Olumide, Awokoya Iyaniwura, Efunnuga Samuel, Samson Egwuatu, Gbemileke Simeon, Omoyemi Owolabi, and Farouk Olatunde.



EFCC Arrests Popular Nigerian Comedian, 34 Others For Internet Fraud(See Their Names)

Others are Orapitan Segun, Oladunjoye Olawale, Ibrahim Olanrewaju, Wasiu Sola, Olamiposi Damilola, Isieq Olamilekan, Abel Junior, Emmanuel Martins, Timilehin Jesse, Kelvin Kendal, Omotola Emmanuel, Rasaq Farouq, Oyelere Shakiru, Timileyin Damilare, Kelly Nwanou, Adedeji Olayinka, Balogun Ibrahim, and Makinde Benjamin.


According to the EFCC, Chidera, who was allegedly involved in a bitcoin scam after he suffered depression, presented himself as a vendor, who redeemed bitcoin vouchers using the bitcoincoretrading.com platform to defraud unsuspecting victims.


The EFCC, in a statement on Thursday, stated that investigation revealed that one of the suspects, Christian, allegedly defrauded an aged Asian-American lady of over $475,000, adding that he confessed to posing as Dave Frederick, a 58-year-old American on a mission in Syria to lure his victims and defrauding them of their hard-earned funds.


It was gathered that a Mercedes Benz AMG GLE model worth N36m was recovered from him, while the suspect had about N22.3m worth of bitcoins in his blocked chain account.

Other items recovered from the suspects include exotic cars, iPhones, laptops, Android devices, and MacBook devices.


The statement added that the suspects would soon be charged.


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