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.
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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.
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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.