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Six Nigerians declared most wanted for cybercrime by FBI

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The United States of America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation has declared six Nigerians most wanted for cybercrimes.

The Nigerians were declared wanted for cybercrime involving a $6 million swindle of over 70 U.S. businesses.

Their names were given as Michael Olorunyomi, Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Alex Afolabi Ogunsakin, Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, and Nnamdi Orson Benson.

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The men were accused of executing a business email compromise scheme that defrauded over 70 different businesses in the U.S., resulting in combined losses of over $6 million.

The gang’s leader, Uzuh, is said to be hiding somewhere in Nigeria since October 19, 2016, when the district court of Nebraska, Omaha, US issued a federal warrant for his arrest.

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Others on the list, according to the FBI, are Uzuh, declared wanted for sending spoofed emails to thousands of U.S. businesses, requesting fraudulent wire transfers alongside his co-conspirators such as Uzuh, who provided hundreds of bank accounts.

Okpoh’s warrant of arrest was issued on August 22, same year with Afolabi Ogunshakin.

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