The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) of the United States has reported that six Nigerians tried to engage in fraudulent activities valued at more than $6 million (N2.4 billion).
The FBI made the announcement in a tweet from its official Twitter account, claiming that the perpetrators engaged in business email compromise (BEC) schemes resulted in damages of more than $6 million.
The suspects are; Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, and Nnamdi Orson Benson, the agency reports.
The FBI also said that the six of them were part of an operation that sent mails to thousands of businesses in the United States requesting fraudulent wire transfer.
The tweet reads, “ Help the FBI find six Nigerian nationals wanted for their involvement in business email compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 million in losses.”
Help the #FBI find six Nigerian nationals wanted for their involvement in business email compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 million in losses. Read more about each defendant at https://t.co/Q1OToaIVsl, and submit tips at https://t.co/iL7sD5efWD. #FugitiveFriday pic.twitter.com/67TZPHLgHA
— FBI (@FBI) June 27, 2020