According to a report by SaharaReporters, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, has convicted and sentenced one Adekunle Abiodun Aderibigbe to 2 years in jail for web fraud.
The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Command had earlier arrested Aderibigbe, who had been on the watch listing of the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), for web fraud.
A spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, who introduced the conviction of Aderibigbe on the anti-graft company’s official Twitter deal with – @officialEFCC, said that the convict is a member of a syndicate working within the United States.
According to him, the syndicate specialises in stealing.
The tweet learn, “Aderibigbe, a member of a syndicate working within the United States, specialises in stealing of United States residents’ knowledge to acquire fraudulent tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service, IRS.
“The defendant, alongside different members of the syndicate, perpetrated the fraud by the assistance of 1 Curtis Betley serving a jail time period within the U.S. to steal the identities of American nationals and use the identical to file over 255 fraudulent tax fund returns with the IRS, making over $1.6million.
“The EFCC, acting on the FBI report and after diligent investigation, arrested Aderibigbe.”
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