EFCC arrests, arraigns Abia big boy for $8.5m U.S bank scam

EFCC arrests, arraigns Abia big boy for $8.5m U.S bank scam

The Port Harcourt zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday, June 30, arraigned Onwuzuruike Kingsley Ikenna (a.k.a Nwant

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The Port Harcourt zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday, June 30, arraigned Onwuzuruike Kingsley Ikenna (a.k.a Nwanta Anayoeze Yonaracha) over alleged internet fraud.

Kingsley also known as Jeff Sikora paraded himself a self-styled President/ Chief Executive Officer of United States-based Prime Trust Credit Union Bank. He was arraigned before Justice A.T. Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy, impersonation, forgery, possession of proceeds and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of $8,502,000.00.

The offence contravenes Section 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.

Ikenna’s specialty is Business Email Compromise (BEC) and identity fraud. His victims allegedly include a major United States bank. Properties linked to the suspects include a mansion, a petrol station and 9 units of three-bedroom apartments, all in Umuahia, Abia State as well as a palatial bungalow in his village.