In Lagos, the EFCC arrests a father and his son for alleged Internet fraud.
According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, an investigation into alleged conspiracy, computer-related fraud, acquiring by false pretenses, and retention of proceeds of criminal operations leveled against one Malik Bakare has begun. According to a statement issued by the EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, Malik was detained on May 31, 2021, by officials of the Nigeria Police Force’s Criminal Investigation Department in Alagbon, Lagos, and turned over to the EFCC for further investigation and prosecution.
“Investigation found that he operates as a middleman, connecting Internet fraudsters around the world with pickers, and receives a proportion on every successful transaction from the proceeds of illicit activities,” according to the statement. When the suspect’s father came forward to claim possession of a Range Rover SUV that had been retrieved from his son without proof of ownership, he was also arrested.
“During the investigation, his father, Isa Bakare, appeared before the panel, claiming ownership of a Range Rover SUV valued at around N46 million, which was retrieved from his son. He, on the other hand, was unable to provide a satisfactory explanation for how he obtained the vehicle.” The suspects would be charged soon, according to the statement.