12th November, 2021
A Lagos based Nigerian Precious Ofure Omonkhoa, posing as a Swede, has been arrested by the EFCC for an alleged bitcoin investment scam.
Omonkhoa was arrested on 8 November 2021 in the Ikoyi, following credible intelligence received by the Commission about his illegal activities.
Upon his arrest, the suspect confessed to have laundered the proceeds of his fraudulent activities by purchasing a piece of land worth $150,000USD 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.
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.
The suspect will soon be charged to court.
The EFCC did not say whether this case was one of the reasons it arrested two weeks ago, the head of Cubana Group, Obi Cubana, whose real name is Obinnna Iyiegbu.