Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Regional Command, have arrested one Omonkhoa Precious Ofure on an allegation of bitcoin investment fraud.
Omonkhoa was arrested on 8 November, 2021 in the Ikoyi neighborhood of Lagos, following reliable information received by the Commission about his illegal activities.
A statement released by the antigraft agency says Omonkhoa allegedly posed as Moshem Cnich, a Swedish national, to defraud unsuspecting victims of their hard- earned money by claiming that he runs a bitcoin scheme, where people invest money to make huge 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
The suspect will soon be charged to court.