Nigerian Wanted by the FBI for Fraud and Money Laundering Arrested by EFCC

The EFCC arrested a Nigerian man wanted for fraud and money laundering by the American Federal Bureau of Investigations, the FBI.

Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) announced Emmanuel Chidiebere’s arrest in a statement.

The EFCC released a statement Tuesday, March 29th 2022, giving details of the arrest.

The FBI declared Emmanuel Chidiebere wanted for defrauding online victims in multiple countries.

Chidiebere defrauded multiple people from the United States, Cote d’Ivoire and Poland.

The FBI jumped on his tail and alerted the EFCC, who arrested the Nigerian.

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency smoked out the criminal in Imo State last week.

The EFCC arrested Emmanuel in his hideout in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.

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Emmanuel Chidiebere

Operatives arrested the suspect based on intelligence gathered by a special team.

Chidiebere faces charges of conspiracy, money laundering and wire fraud.

His three accomplices are at large.

EFCC Arrests FBI-wanted Osondu Igwilo

The arrest comes weeks after a similar capture of Osondu Igwilo, another FBI-wanted criminal.

The EFCC grabbed Mr Igwilo at a studio in the Sangotedo Ajah area of Lagos State. 

The U.S Embassy in Nigeria congratulated the EFCC on their cooperation with the FBI.

“With Justice as our mutual priority, we congratulate @officialEFCC for partnering with the @FBI & arresting long-time wanted suspect Igwilo for fraud conspiracy, money laundering and aggravated identity theft.” a Twitter statement from the mission said.


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