The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Instagram celebrity Linus Williams Ifejika popularly known on as Bitcoin Lord (B-Lord) and 13 others for alleged internet fraud.
This was revealed in a Facebook post by the commission earlier this week. The official statement reads:
“EFCC Arrests 14 Internet Fraudsters In Enugu.
Operatives of the Enugu zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) have arrested fourteen suspected internet fraudsters, from different parts of Awka, Anambra State.
They were arrested on Monday, August 31, 2020, based on intelligence available to the Commission. Specifically, the suspects, whose age range between 21 and 28 were arrested at Okpuno Awka, Agu Awka and Ngozika estate, all in Anambra State.”
The arrest was said to be based on intelligence reports gathered by the commission on their suspected fraudulent activities.
Items recovered from the suspects include: three (3) Mercedes Benz 4matic, three Mercedes Benz AMG, two Lexus Rx saloon cars, Laptops, and several mobile phones.
Further forensics on the phones of the suspects indicate they were involved in a number of internet schemes including love scams, identity theft, and online bitcoin scam.
The 14 suspects are expected to be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.