The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has apprehended Precious Ofure Omonkhoa for an alleged bitcoin investment scam.
Wilson Uwujaren, Head of Media, announced the arrest in a statement on Friday.
He said Precious was nabbed in the Ikoyi area of Lagos, following credible intelligence about his illegal activities.
Precious allegedly posed as Moshem Cnich, a Swedish national, to defraud unsuspecting victims.
The suspect claimed that he ran a bitcoin scheme where people invest money to make huge returns.
Preliminary investigation, Uwujaren noted, revealed that Precious engaged in a dating scam and had defrauded two victims in Canada.
“The suspect confessed to have laundered the proceeds of his fraudulent activities by purchasing a piece of land worth $150,000 through bitcoin from CASA-Cubana, a project being run by the Cubana Group”, he said.
Cubana Group is owned by popular socialite, Obinna Iyiegbu better known…