Nigerians Top List Of FBI Most Wanted Cyber Criminals

Mere days after the celebrated arrest of Nigerian socialite, Hushpuppi, and his crew, by the Dubai police in conjunction with INTERPOL, the FBI have released a list of their most wanted cyber criminals and at the top of the list are six Nigerians.
The narrative that Nigerians are kings of cyber crime continues to get bolstered with these examples which in more recent times has highly limited the ability of well meaning citizens to get access to opportunities outside the country.

The FBI posted the list on their official twitter page, asking for any information that could lead to the arrest of these  criminals.

The six Nigerians listed on the FBI website among Cyber Most Wanted are Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, Nnamdi Orson Benson and Michael Olorunyomi.
The FBI said Ogunshakin, Uzuh, Okpoh, Kayode and Benson are all wanted on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. “Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin is wanted for his alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scheme that defrauded over 70 different businesses in the United States resulting in combined losses of over $6,000,000 USD.

“Ogunshakin allegedly provided bank accounts to Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, and other co-conspirators Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, and Nnamdi Orson Benson, that were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers,” the FBI said on their website. “Ogunshakin allegedly also assisted in these schemes by sending spoofed emails to businesses used to solicit fraudulent wire transfers. “Ogunshakin allegedly later conducted his own BEC schemes, learning from Uzuh and others.

“On August 21, 2019, Ogunshakin was indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud. “On August 22, 2019, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.”

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