EFCC Arrests Father, Son For Alleged Internet Fraud In Lagos

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  • EFCC has arrested father and his son for alleged internet fraud in Lagos State.

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has commenced investigation into alleged conspiracy, computer-related fraud, obtaining by false pretences and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities leveled against one Malik Bakare.

The EFCC made this known via a statement by the anti-graft agency’s Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, on Wednesday.

Uwujaren stated that Malik was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Criminal Investigation Department, Alagbon, Lagos, on May 31, 2021, and handed over to the EFCC for further investigation and prosecution.

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

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It was gathered that 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.

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“He, however, could not give a satisfactory account of how he was able to procure the vehicle,” the anti-graft agency added.

The EFCC further stated that the suspects would soon be charged.

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