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Six Nigerians declared most wanted for cybercrime by FBI


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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