The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has raised the alarm over its conclusions that some internet fraudsters had funded some politicians into electoral positions.
According to reports, the agency also pledged to publish names of such politicians and their internet scammer sponsors.
Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, The Zonal Head of EFCC, Port Harcourt Zone revealed this on Tuesday in Port Harcourt while talking with newsmen on the anti-graft agency’s collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the fight against internet fraud.
Bawa grieved that cybercrime was disgracing Nigeria’s image and killing legitimate businesses, continuing that the agency will soon make known the names of suspected cyber criminals and the contestants they sponsored to contest public offices.
Emphasizing that the commission has been operating on 13 suspected internet fraudsters on FBI’s watch list, Bawa noted hat one Ogbonnah Atoukaritou, who was previously based in London; and one Chidi Egbeonu, once based in Japan, were currently in EFCC net.
“The last eight months have been months of intensive and extensive investigations and prosecution of oil-related and several internet-related cases in which the zone has recorded 149 convictions, recovered N268,934,375.75, $2,012,568.00 and 15,000.00 euros; with 162 cases pending in court.”