The FBI in the United States, has released names of 80 Nigerians suspected to have been involved in well coordinated fraud and money laundering in the country.
A statement released by the States authorities revealed that the suspects either played major roles in the alleged fraud or acted as accomplices.
The United States attorney, Nick Hanna, said: “This case is part of our ongoing efforts to protect Americans from fraudulent online schemes and to bring to justice those who prey upon American citizens and businesses.
“Today, we have taken a major step to disrupt criminal networks that use BEC schemes, romance scams and other frauds to fleece victims. This indictment sends a message that we will identify perpetrators – no matter where they reside – and we will cut off the flow of ill-gotten gains.”
Valentine Iro, 31, and Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe, 38, were named as lead suspects adding that once a victim deposited funds into a bank account or a money services account, the duo allegedly coordinated with others to further launder the funds.