By Elvis Omoregie Benin
The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in charge of Edo, Delta and Ondo State, today expressed its readiness to weed out Cybercrime and other related crimes in Benin and neighboring states.
Briefing journalists in Benin City, the Head of Benin Zonal Office, Muhtar Bello, who spoke on behalf of the Acting Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, , said the Commission is resolute in exterminating cybercrime and bringing to book all those involving in the despicable act.
According to him, ” our collaboration with FBI led to the arrest of a female suspected cyber fraudster who worked in collaboration with foreign counterpart in darkweb.
“She is involved in the obtaining/ stealing people’s identification information which she forwarded to her American collaborator.
“Her collaborator uses the information to file for fraudulent tax return with the Internal Revenue Service, She receives her cut through Bitcoin”
“About 185 Bitcoin which by current market value is six hundred and fifty six million, three hundred and seventy one thousand, four hundred and ninety naira has been traced to her”
“The Commission is resolute in exterminating cybercrime and bringing to book all those involved in this despicable activity. We have also operation rewire in Edo”
He said the command confiscated over forty exotic cars, charms, laptops, mobile phones, flash drives from the suspects and has also raided the hideout of internet fraudsters in the zone
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