War on Internet Fraudsters:EFCC Swoop Popular Nigerian Comedian, others

...recover car, N36,000,000


As part of its mandate to rid the Nigerian society of internet fraud and fraudsters, Popular Instagram comedian and social media Influencer, Nwagbo Oliver Chidera, also known as Pankeeroy, has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Chidera was said to have been arrested over alleged internet fraud.

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The comedian who was paraded on Thursday, April 22, alongside 34 others were arrested on Wednesday, April 21, at a hideout in James Court, Lekki, Lagos State.

EFCC source said that operatives of the federal government crime fighting agency swoop on the comedian and others following verified intelligence received by the Commission about their alleged criminal activities.

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Until his arrest, Chidera, who claimed to have gone into Bitcoin scam after he suffered depression, had been presenting himself as a vendor who redeems bitcoin vouchers using the bitcoincoretrading.com platform to defraud his unsuspecting victims.

The commission in a statement on Thursday said upon his arrest, a Mercedes Benz AMG GLE model worth N36,000,000 was recovered from him.

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Adding that investigations revealed that the suspect has N22,300,000 worth of Bitcoin in his blocked chain account.

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Items recovered from the suspects include exotic cars, Iphones, laptop computers, Android devices and Macbook devices.


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