The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the duo of Kess Theophilus and Sunday Eshiebor Isaiah for alleged conspiracy, impersonation and cryptocurrency-related fraud.
Their arrest on 17 June came on the heels of a petition by one Nalim Sharma who met the suspects through a LinkedIn account, Sophia Gomez, and was lured into a phoney bitcoin business, according to a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, on Friday.
Beginning from January 17, 2021, until they were arrested on June 17, 2021, the petitioner allegedly invested a cumulative sum of $12,000 USD worth of bitcoin with the suspects who claim to be bitcoin experts, plying their trade with the fake platform, Life Trade Option.
The complainant sensed fraud when the suspects suddenly severed all communications with her.
They will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed, the Commission said.