Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Lagos State zonal office has arrested one Mr Precious Ofure Omonkhoa over alleged $200,000 fake bitcoin investment scam. He claimed that he runs a bitcoin scheme, where people invest money to make huge returns according to the amount they invested.
Precious Ofure Omonkhoa’s arrest was confrimed in a statement that was released by the antigraft agency, which points out that the suspect, Omonkhoa allegedly posed as a Swedish national, Moshem Cnich, to defraud unsuspecting victims of their hard- earned money.
”Preliminary investigation also revealed that the suspect engaged in a dating scam and had defrauded two victims in Canada.
Upon his arrest, the suspect confessed to have laundered the proceeds of his fraudulent activities by purchasing a piece of land worth $150,000USD (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) through bitcoin from CASA-Cubana, a project being run by the Cubana Group.
Omonkhoa was arrested on November 8, 2021 in the Ikoyi area of Lagos, following credible intelligence received by the Commission about his illegal activities. The sum of $50,000USD was found in his bitcoin wallet when he was arrested.