The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC) has revealed that it is on the tails of conspirators who aided some of the 77 Nigerians indicted by the US’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for alleged Internet fraud.
Friday Ebelo, Ibadan zonal head of the EFCC, made this known at a press conference at commission’s zonal office in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Wednesday.
According to Ebelo, some persons including bankers and Bureau De Change operators conspired with some of the alleged fraudsters to defraud victims.
“Bigger suspects have been put on the commission’s watch list and will be tracked before long,” he said.
The EFCC official also disclosed that a suspect, Ajayi Festus, had been arrested in Ado-Ekiti.
He explained that the suspect was part of a syndicate group who initiated a lot of transactions across the world and illegally accessed accounts of individuals and organisations.
Ebelo said: “We were able to establish a number of illicit transactions through his Nigerian bank account amounting to over N223m. Ajayi serves as the conduit through which proceeds of crimes reach members of the syndicate. His cuts in the deals total over N75m.
“The suspect is still helping the commission in its investigations. He surely will have his days in court as soon as investigations are concluded and the matter is ripe for prosecution.”
The EFCC official said the suspect would be revealed after providing the anti-graft agency with more information about his alleged crime network.