EFCC Nabs Man For $200,000 Cryptocurrency Fraud In Lagos

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Precious Ofure Omonkhoa was detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Command, over an alleged bitcoin investment scam.
Following reliable intelligence gathered by the Commission concerning Omonkhoa’s illicit actions, he was detained on November 8, 2021 in the Ikoyi district of Lagos.

According to a statement made by the anti-corruption agency, Omonkhoa allegedly pretended to be Moshem Cnich, a Swedish native, in order to cheat unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned money by pretending to run a bitcoin scheme in which people deposit money in exchange for large returns.

”Preliminary investigation also revealed that the suspect engaged in a dating scam and had defrauded two victims in Canada.

Upon his arrest, the suspect confessed to have laundered the proceeds of his fraudulent activities by purchasing a piece of land worth $150,000USD (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) through bitcoin from CASA-Cubana, a project being run by the Cubana Group.

Upon his arrest, the sum of $50,000USD was found in his bitcoin wallet.”the statement read

In other news, a businesswoman called Christiana Bernard has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The Punch understands that the ex-beauty queen who has a fashion store, was driving into her compound in the NTA area of Port Harcourt on Wednesday, November 10 when she was roughed up by unknown gunmen.

Reports revealed that when she denied them entry to her vehicle, the unknown gunmen smashed the car glass windows. The Punch was informed by an anonymous source that the gunmen escaped the scene with her in her wine Honda Crosstour vehicle.

It was gathered that the hoodlums smashed the car glass window after she refused to open the vehicle door to them. A source who spoke to Punch said the gunmen whisked the victim away in her wine Honda Crosstour vehicle.

“I called one of my friends that is close to her house and she said the gunmen entered her compound as she was driving in from the shop; they pointed a gun at the security man and asked him to lie down. They knocked on her car window but she didn’t wound down, so they broke her glass, entered the car and took her away,” the source said.

“Her vehicle was later found around the Air Force Road in Port Harcourt; nobody has contacted us for a ransom or anything. We just hope they will return her safely.”

Nnamdi Omoni, the spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command vowed to take swift action and gather more intel about the incident.

See photos of the woman.

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