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Six Nigerians Sanctioned In US For Alleged $6 Million Online Fraud



The United States government has sanctioned six Nigerians for allegedly defrauding its citizens and businesses over $6 million through the internet.

US Secretary of States, Micheal Pompeo, made this known in a statement published on the Treasury Department website on Tuesday.

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Mr Pompeo revealed in part of the statement that the “money was also stolen from innocent Americans by romance fraud, in which the designees masqueraded as affectionate partners to gain trust from victims.”

The Nigerians listed were identified as Benson Orson, Kayode Abiola, Ogunshakin Alex, Okpoh Felix, Olorunyomi Micheal, Uzuh Richard. Their names were also included in Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) specially designated nationals list, under the section of “cyber-related designation”.

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The alleged fraudulent acts were committed between between 2015 and 2017, according to the statement and nothing was said about their arrest nor the bases of the six persons sanctioned.

SOURCE: AfricaCelebrities.Com