US To Unseal Documents Against Nigerian Scammers

The United States says it will unseal indictment charges against six Nigerian for their involvement in Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes.

BECs are cybercrimes involving electronic transfer payments or automated clearing-house transfers.

A statement by the US Embassy in Abuja says the scheme, included individual victims and businesses and many states.

The suspects, still at large, violated US federal laws on; Conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud, punishable by up to 20 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000 and identity theft and access device fraud, each punishable by up to 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000. 

The Nigerian nationals are Richard Uzuh; Micheal Olorunyomi; Alex Ogunshakin; Felix Okpoh; Abiola Kayode and Nnamdi Benson.

Hamza Alkali

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