6 Nigerians Declared Wanted by FBI for Multimillion-Dollar Scams in the U.S

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By Iyojo Ameh

The FBI has officially declared six Nigerian individuals as wanted due to their involvement in various fraudulent activities within the United States. These suspects are Felix Osilama Okpoh, Alex Afolabi Ogunsakin, Micheal Olorunyomi, Richard Izuchukwu Uzhi, Nnamdi Orson Benson, and Abiola Ayorinde Kayode.

The FBI considers these suspects to be international flight risks and has appealed to the public to provide information about their whereabouts. These individuals are believed to be hiding in Nigeria.

Their alleged crimes range from romance scams to fraudulent wire transfers and advanced fee fraud schemes. Michael Olorunyomi, for example, is accused of defrauding over 70 U.S. businesses, resulting in losses exceeding $6 million. He is also wanted for romance fraud, with losses exceeding $1 million.

Abiola Ayorinde Kayode is sought for his role in a BEC (Business Email Compromise) scheme that defrauded numerous U.S. businesses, resulting in losses of over $6 million. He is alleged to have facilitated fraudulent wire transfers and engaged in BEC and romance frauds.

Nnamdi Orson Benson is wanted for providing bank accounts for receiving fraudulent wire transfers and participating in romance and advanced fee fraud schemes.

Richard Izuchukwu Uzhi is facing allegations of participating in a BEC scheme that defrauded numerous U.S. businesses of over $6 million, along with money laundering and collaboration with others involved in BEC schemes.

Felix Osilama Okpoh is wanted for his alleged role in a BEC scheme that defrauded numerous U.S. businesses of over $6 million by providing bank accounts for fraudulent wire transfers.

Alex Afolabi Ogunsakin is sought for involvement in a BEC scheme that caused substantial financial losses to multiple U.S. businesses by providing bank accounts for fraudulent wire transfers and sending spoofed emails.

These individuals are now subjects of an international manhunt, and arrest warrants have been issued against them. This case adds to the list of Nigerians implicated in various criminal activities and scams within and outside the United States.

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