EFCC Arrests Pankeeroy, Others Over Alleged Internet Fraud

Instagram comedian and social media Influencer, Nwagbo Oliver Chidera popularly known as Pankeeroy, has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged internet fraud.

The comedian was paraded alongside 34 others on Thursday.

According to a statement by the anti-graft agency, the suspects were arrested on Wednesday at their hideout in James Court, Lekki, Lagos, following verified intelligence received by the Commission about their alleged criminal activities.

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 to defraud his unsuspecting victims.

EFCC Arrests Pankeeroy, Others Over Alleged Internet Fraud

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

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

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

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