$100m Fraud: After 4yrs on the run, FBI-wanted socialite, Osondu Victor Igwilo, nabbed in Lagos KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Monday, March 14, 2022

$100m Fraud: After 4yrs on the run, FBI-wanted socialite, Osondu Victor Igwilo, nabbed in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Osondu Victor Igwilo, a suspect wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 2018 for alleged involvement in an $100m fraud. (Read More Here).

The agency in a statement by its Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said Igwilo, 52, was arrested on Thursday, March 11, 2022, by its Lagos Command.

The EFCC claimed that Igwilo, “the alleged leader of a criminal network of ‘catchers’, was arrested alongside Okafor.

Nnamdi Chris, Nwodu Uchenna Emmanuel and John Anazo Achukwu at a studio in the Sangotedo area of Lagos for alleged fr#ud, money laundering and identity theft to the tune of about $100m.

The suspects allegedly perpetrated a scheme involving false promises of investment funding,Nnamdi Chris, Nwodu Uchenna Emmanuel and John Anazo Achukwu at a studio in the Sangotedo area of Lagos for alleged fraud, money laundering and identity theft to the tune of about $100m.

The suspects allegedly perpetrated a scheme involving false promises of investment funding, impersonating United States bank officials in person and via the internet.

“Investigation revealed that those who fell victims of the suspects’ criminal activities were asked to make certain payments before they could receive their funding. Proceeds were allegedly laundered through American bank accounts and diverted to the alleged culprits in Nigeria.

Igwilo was placed on the FBI watch list following a criminal complaint filed against him in the U.S. District Court, Houston, Texas, in December 2016. Following their arrest, five houses located in choice areas of Lagos were recovered from Igwilo. The suspects will soon be charged to court.” Uwujaren added

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