A Nigerian, Felix Osilama Okpoh, who is needed by the U.S. Government Bureau of Investigations (FBI) for his supposed contribution in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) plot that duped more than 70 unique organizations in the United States, has handed himself over to Nigeria’s enemy of join office, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Mr. Okpoh, 31, who purportedly contrived with five others to cheat their American survivors of over $6million, was directed to the Lagos office of the EFCC by his dad, resigned Colonel Garuba Okpoh, and his mom Justina Okpoh.
A representative for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspect gave up on September 18 and that examinations concerning his case had since initiated.
Mr. Uwujaren cited Mr. Okpoh as saying, during cross-examination, that he chose to give up himself to the Commission keeping in mind his folks and his purpose to be ethically upstanding.
The FBI blamed the suspect for supposedly giving many financial balances to Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh and other co-backstabbers, Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, and Nnamdi Orson Benson, that were utilized to get false wire moves.
Financial balances that Mr. Okpoh supposedly gave to Mr. Uzuh purportedly got deceitful wire moves from casualty organizations totaling over $1million
On August 21, 2019, Mr. Okpoh was arraigned in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud. On August 22, 2019, a government warrant was given for his capture.
On June 16, 2020, United States Attorney Joe Kelly and Kristi K. Johnson, Special Agent in Charge of the Omaha field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, declared the unlocking of arraignments charging the six Nigerians for their association in the misrepresentation plans.
“The plans included individual casualties and casualty organizations both in Nebraska and different states,” the U.S.
Branch of Justice said in an announcement declaring the arraignment. “BECs are refined cybercrimes including electronic exchange installments or mechanized clearinghouse moves.”
“The prosecutions accuse the respondents of at least one of the accompanying infringement of government law: 1) Conspiracy to submit wire misrepresentation and wire extortion, deserving of as long as 20 years of detainment and a fine of up to $250,000; 2) Identity robbery and access gadget misrepresentation, each deserving of as long as 10 years of detainment and a fine of up to $250,000.
“The Nigerian nationals charged and still everywhere are Richard Uzuh; Micheal Olorunyomi; Alex Ogunshakin; Felix Okpoh; Abiola Kayode and Nnamdi Benson. An arraignment is a conventional allegation returned by an excellent jury after setting up reasonable justification. The arraignment isn’t proof of blame and respondents are qualified for an assumption of honesty. Two related litigants have entered supplications of blameworthy. Adewale Aniyeloye was condemned in the District of Nebraska to 96 months’ detainment for wire extortion. Onome Ijomone got a 60-month sentence for a scheme to submit wire misrepresentation.”