Interpol Nabs Nigerian for Defrauding US Citizens N4bn from South Africa
Just like Hushpuppi, another Nigerian has been nabbed by operatives of INTERPOL in another country for alleged fraud.
This time around, INTERPOL carried out an operation in Johannesburg, South Africa and arrested James Junior Aliyu.
He was said to have scammed a series of U.S citizens of millions dollars.
South Africa, Johannesburg – A South African-based Nigerian, James Junior Aliyu has been nabbed by operatives of Interpol for allegedly defrauding United States citizens of millions of dollars right from South Africa.
The Guardian newspaper on Saturday, July 1 reported that the 28-year-old Nigerian national was accused of being an accomplice of an internet scam and money laundering worth over R192 million (about ₦4,782,378,061).
SA police confirm Interpol operation Reacting to the development, the SA Police Service spokesperson, Colonel Athlenda Mathe confirmed the arrest stating that the arrest of Mr Aliyu was done on the premise of a widespread investigation involving law enforcement authorities from South Africa and the United States of America.
Meanwhile, Interpol has filed for the extradition of Mr Aliyu to the United States for further adjudication as it is where most of the alleged victims reside. However, the Magistrate in Randburg adjourned his case until Tuesday, July 5 for further hearing.
EFCC gets unlimited access to INTERPOL’s database In another development,
Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the economic and financial crimes commission has been granted free access to INTERPOl’s database.
It was gathered that EFCC and INTERPOL signed an MoU in a bid to fight economic crime in and out of Nigeria.
The agreement was penned by EFCC boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa at the INTERPOL office in Lyon, France on Wednesday, June 1.