EFCC Arrests Precious For $200,000 Bitcoin Fraud, Suspect Linked To Cubana Group

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One Precious Ofure Omonkhoa has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for an alleged bitcoin investment fraud.

The development was disclosed by the head of media, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement released on Friday.

Uwujaren disclosed that Precious was apprehended in the Ikoyi area of Lagos, following credible intelligence about his illegal activities.

It was noted that the suspect allegedly posed as Mosheim Cnich, a Swedish national, to defraud unsuspecting victims.

Precious revealed that he ran a bitcoin scheme where people invest money to make huge returns.

Uwujaren stated that the investigation revealed that Precious engaged in a dating scam and had defrauded two victims in Canada.

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He said, “The suspect confessed to have laundered the proceeds of his fraudulent activities by purchasing a piece of land worth $150,000 through bitcoin from CASA-Cubana, a project being run by the Cubana Group”.

Cubana Group is owned by popular billionaire businessman, Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana, who was recently arrested by the EFCC.

It was not disclosed if Cubana was questioned about Precious’ transaction with CASA-Cubana during his detention in Abuja.

Uwujaren noted that following Precious’s arrest, $50,000 was found in his bitcoin wallet. He will soon be charged to court.

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