Online scammers to apply for bail, pending extradition application to the US

 Online scammers to apply for bail, pending extradition application to the US

Cape Town – Eight foreign nationals, who were arrested for allegedly duping women out of R100 million, appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Perry Osagiede, Enorense Izevbiege, Franklin Edosa Osagiede, Osariemen Eric Clement, Collins Owhofasa Otughwor, Musa Mudashiru, Prince Ibeabuchi Mark, and Toritseju Gabriel Otubu were arrested on Tuesday by the Hawks, with the assistance of the FBI, Interpol, and the US Secret Service, for their involvement in internet scams, money laundering, and international wide scale financial fraud, in Cape Town.

The operations was initiated based on the Mutual Legal Assistance from Central Authorities of the US, that was approved by the Republic of South Africa.

Spokesperson for the Hawks in the Western Cape Zinzi Hani said a multi-disciplinary team worked to arrest the suspects, consisting of the Hawks Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit, Crime Intelligence (CI), K9,…

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