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Suspect on FBI’s radar for $6m web extortion hands self over to the EFCC


A speculated web fraudster, Felix Osilama Okpoh, who has been on the radar of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) following his supposed inclusion in $6million web extortion, has announced himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

In an announcement delivered on Monday September 22, the EFCC Head, Media, and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the commission had started an examination concerning the issue.

He said Okpoh, close by Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, and Nnamdi Orson Benson, were announced needed by the FBI at some point in 2019 for their supposed association in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) plot that duped more than 70 organizations in the United States, of over $6million.

Uwujaren said the suspect purportedly gave more than 40 financial balances to his plotters, which were utilized to get false wire moves from their casualties adding up to over $1million.

“He was, on August 21, 2019, prosecuted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, on charges of connivance to submit wire misrepresentation.

“Nonetheless, Okpoh, on Friday, September 18, 2020, handed himself over at the Lagos Zonal Office of the Commission in organization with his folks, Col. Garuba Okpoh (rtd) and Chief (Mrs.) Justina Okpoh.

“Okpoh, during cross examination, said he made the transition to give up himself to the Commission out of regard he had for his folks and his determination to be ethically upstanding”.

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