CYBERCRIME: Internet Scammer’ Rakes in N30 Million, Remanded
An alleged internet scammer has been arraigned in court for raking in N30 million through dubious means, forgery, fake representation and obtaining money under false pretence. Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court in Ibadan ordered the remand of the suspect, Onifade Gideon Idowu, in prison pending when a case of alleged fraud filed against him was decided.
The accused was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, on a five-count charge bordering on forgery, fake representation, obtaining money under false pretence and internet-related offences.
He was said to have explored the internet, through series of fake representations, to illegally receive over N30 million (Thirty Million Naira) and other sums in foreign currencies from victims of his fraudulent activities across the world.