Father, Son Arrested By EEFCC For Alleged Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has nabbed a man, Isa Bakare and his son, Malik Bakare for alleged conspiracy, internet fraud and retention of proceed of unlawful activities.

According to a statement by the anti-graft agency’s Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC took over the case from police that arrested Malik on May 31.

“Investigation revealed that he acts as a middleman, who connects Internet fraudsters around the globe with pickers, and receives some percentage on every successful transaction from the proceeds of unlawful activities,” the statement read partly.

The statement added that “During investigation, his father, Isa Bakare, appeared at the commission, claiming ownership of a Range Rover SUV estimated at about N46m, which was recovered from his son. He, however, could not give a satisfactory account of how he was able to procure the vehicle.”

Uwujaren disclosed that the accused persons would be charged to court upon the conclusion of investigation.


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