The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States of America (USA0 has sought the help of the public in tracing six Nigerians who were allegedly involved in a $6m scam.
This new report came just days after we reported that the police in Dubai released a video clip showing the operation in which Nigerian-born, Dubai-based alleged internet fraudster, Ray Hushpuppi, was arrested. The over four minutes clip was posted on the Twitter page of a Dubai-based media outfit identified as @DXBMediaOffice.
The U.S security agency posted the images of the wanted cyber fraudsters on its official Twitter handle in the early hours of Saturday, June 27 (Nigerian time).
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
They are: Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, Nnamdi Orson Benson and Michael Olorunyomi.
It was in the news earlier that the U.S government sanctioned the six Nigerians over alleged cybercrime worth $6 million (approximately N2.3bn) on Tuesday, June 16.
This was disclosed in a statement the US Secretary of State, Micheal Pompeo who said the perpetrators of the fraud are between the ages of 32 and 37.