21 January 2013

Nigeria: EFCC Arraigns Undergraduates Over Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday said it has concluded arrangements to arraign a Malaysia-based Nigerian fraudsters, Hope Olusegun Aroke and his accomplice, Tafida Garuba Ibrahim, before a Federal High Court in Lagos today.

A statement by the EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren, said: "they will be docked before Justice Mohammed Idris on two separate charges of money laundering and false declaration of assets... on Monday January 21, 2013."

It said Aroje was one of two Malaysia-based Nigerian undergraduate arrested by the EFCC in the closing weeks of 2012 in Lagos following a tip- off.

Aroje claimed to be a student of Computer Science at the Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University, Malaysia but the commission's investigation fingered him as the arrow head of a web of internet fraudsters.

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