The Suspect, Felix Osilama Okpoh
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced investigation of one Felix Osilama Okpoh, an alleged fraudster on the watchlist of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, (FBI), for his involvement in a $6million internet fraud.
Okpoh, alongside four others, had been declared wanted by the FBI sometime in 2019 for their alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scheme that defrauded over 70 businesses in the United States, of over $6million.
The suspect allegedly provided over 40 bank accounts to his conspirators, which were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers from their victims totalLing over $1million.
He was, on August 21, 2019, indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.