Felix becomes one of the many Nigerian men that are being hunted for by international agencies over scamming of either businesses or individuals. Recently, an Instagram billionaire Abbas Raymond was arrested by the FBI as well on issues of fraud.
Felix Okpoh is wanted by the United States for allegedly scamming over 70 different businesses in a Business Email Compromise Scheme that saw him walk away with over 6 Million dollars.
A spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, that Okpoh turned himself in on Sept. 18. “Okpoh, alongside Richard Uzuh, Alex Ogunshakin, Abiola Kayode and Nnamdi Benson were declared wanted by the FBI sometime in 2019.
Mr Okpoh, 31, who allegedly conspired with five others to defraud their American victims of over $6million, was led to the Lagos office of the EFCC by his father, retired Colonel Garuba Okpoh and his mother Justina Okpoh.
Mr Uwujaren quoted Mr Okpoh as saying, during interrogation, that he decided to surrender himself to the Commission out of respect for his parents and his resolve to be morally upright.
FBI wanted Felix Okpoh arrested for scamming over 70 different businesses in a Business Email Compromise Scheme
“They allegedly defrauded over 70 businesses in the United States, of over six million dollars,” he said. Uwujaren said that Okpoh allegedly provided over 40 bank accounts and conspired with others to receive fraudulent wire transfers from their victims totalling over one million US dollars.
“Okpoh was, on Aug. 21, 2019, indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He turned himself in on Sept. 18, 2020, in the company of his parents, to EFCC Lagos Zonal Office” he stated.
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, announced the unsealing of indictments charging the six Nigerians for their involvement in the fraud schemes.
“The schemes included individual victims and victim businesses both in Nebraska and other states,” the U.S. said.
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