Sun. Jan 17th, 2021


The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released the names of 80 internet fraudsters of which 77 of them are Nigerians, suspected to have been involved in a well-coordinated fraud in the country.  The FBI narrates the strategies adopted by the alleged fraudsters leading to the swindling of innocent citizens. The lead suspects in the case are Valentine Iro, 31, and Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe, 38.

According to a statement released by the US authorities, the suspects either played major roles in the alleged fraud or acted as accomplices. The United States attorney, Nick Hanna, said: “This case is part of our ongoing efforts to protect Americans from fraudulent online schemes and to bring to justice those who prey upon American citizens and businesses.

“Today, we have taken a major step to disrupt criminal networks that use BEC schemes, romance scams and other frauds to fleece victims. This indictment sends a message that we will identify perpetrators – no matter where they reside – and we will cut off the flow of ill-gotten gains.”

The FBI adding that once a victim deposited funds into a bank account or a money services account, the lead suspects, Valentine Iro and Chukwudi Igbokwe allegedly coordinated with others to further launder the funds. Investigations revealed that members of the conspiracy sometimes wired funds to other bank accounts under their control or withdrew same as cash or negotiable instruments such as cashier’s checks. The US said the suspects often used illicit money exchangers to move funds overseas, generally avoiding transferring the funds directly through banking institutions, the indictment alleged.

Full list of 77 Nigerians arrested by the FBI for cyber fraud


1              Valentine Iro

2              Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe

3              Jerry Elo Ikogho

4              Izuchukwu Kingsley Umejesi

5              Adegoke Moses Ogungbe

6              Chukwudi Collins Ajaeze (better known as Thank You Jesus)

7              Ekene Augustine Ekechukwu

8              Chuks Eroha

9              Collins Nnaemeka Ojima

10           Uchenna Ochiagha

11           Nnamdi Theojoseph Duru

12           Ericson Uche Oforka

13           Mark Ifeanyi Chukwuocha

14           Augustine Nnamdi

15           Chiemezie Christopher Chilaka

16           Charles Ohajimkpo

17           Stanley Ugochukwu Uche

18           Chika Augustine Odionyenma

19           Paschal Chima Ogbonna

20           Samuel Nnamdi Onwuasoanya

21           Macwilliam Chinonso Chukwuocha

22           Emmanuel Onyeka Uzoka

23           Joshua Aniefiok Awak

24           George Ugochukwu Egwumba

25           Uchechukwu Solomon Ezirim

26           Augustine Ifeanyi Okafor

27           Okay Sam Mal

28           Leslie N. Mba

29           Ogohukwu Innocent Ikewesi

30           Emmanuel Uzoma Ogandu (better known as Son of God’

31           Amarachukwu Harley Anywanu

32           Bright Ifeanyi Azubuike

33           Emeka Moses Nwachukwu

34           Donatus Izunwanne

35           Chinwendu Kenneth Osuji

36           Eusebius Ugochukwu Onyeka

37           Chidi Anunobi

38           Anthony Nwabunwanne Okolo

39           Obinna Christian Onuwa

40           Chijioke Chukwuma Isamade

41           Linus Nnamdi Madufor

42           Chrysaugonus Nnebedum

43           Ugochukwu Okereke

44           Fidel Leon Odimara

45           Kingsley Chinedu Onudorogu

46           Dessi Nzenwah

47           Chimaroke Obasi

48           James Chigozie Agube

49           Chimaobi Uzozie Okorie

50           Ogochukwu Ohiri

51           Kennedy Chibueze Ugwu

52           Ifeanyichukwu Oluwadamilare Agwuegbo

53           Victor Ifeanyi Chukwu

54           Chidi Emmanuel Megwa

55           Princewill Arinze Duru

56           Desmond Iwu

57           Onyeka Vincent Chika

58           Ifeanyi Kingsley Mezienwa

59           Victor Uchenna  Aguh

60           Kevin Amarachi Eshimnu

61           Vitalis Kelechi Anozie

62           Williams Obiora Agunwa

63           George Chimezie Dike

64           Munachiso Kyrian Ukachukwu

65           Nwannebuike Osmund

66           Chidiebere Franklin Nwangwu

67           Damian Uchechukwu Ajah

68           Emeka P. Ejiofor

69           Lawrence Chukwuma Ubasineke

70           Chinedu Bright Ibeto

71           Valentine Amarachi Nwanegwo

72           Emmanuel Chidiebere Dike

73           Jeremiah Utieyin Eki

74           Chinaka Davidson Iwuoha

75           Chima Darlington Duru

76           Ikenna Christian Ihejiureme

77           Obi Onyedika Madekwe

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