INTERPOL Arrests 2 Nigerians Fo‎r COVID-19 Fraud Worth ‎€14.7m


Two suspects of Nigerian origin have been arrested for alledgedly duping a Dutch firm of about ‎€14.7 million in a COVID-19-related scam, announced the Nigerian police on Sunday.

Akinpelu Hassan Abass (41) and Babatunde Adesanya (50), were apprehended for cloning the corporate website of ILBN Holdings BV, Holland, to defraud one Freiherr Fredrick Von Hahn, a representative of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

“Discrete investigations by INTERPOL Nigeria revealed that the suspects and their Holland-based cohorts, one Eduardus Boomstra and Geradius Maulder specialised in identity theft, cyber-stalking, cloning of corporate websites amongst other cyber mischiefs to defraud unsuspecting members of the public across the world,” Nigerian police said in a statement.

Details later…

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