Instagram comedian, Pankeeroy arrested for alleged Internet Fraud

Popular Instagram comedian, Nwagbo Oliver Chidera popularly known as Pankeeroy has been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.

The social media Influencer paraded on Thursday, April 22, alongside 34 others as the anti graft agency said the suspects were arrested on Wednesday, April 21, at their hideout in James Court, Lekki, Lagos, following verified intelligence received by the Commission about their alleged criminal activities.

The commission said in a statement that, Chidera, who claimed to have gone into a Bitcoin scam after he suffered depression, had been presenting himself as a vendor who redeems bitcoin vouchers using the platform to defraud unsuspecting victims.

The anti-graft agency said a Mercedes Benz AMG GLE model worth N36,000,000 was recovered from him with N22,300,000 worth of Bitcoin in his blocked chain account.

Also, exotic cars, iPhones, laptop computers, Android devices, and Macbook devices were recovered from him.


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