The US Mission in Nigeria has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for arresting Osondu Victor Igwilo, a suspected fraudster.
Igwilo, according to a tweet by the US Mission, has been on the wanted list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI for a very long time.
The US mission also congratulated the EFCC for partnering with the FBI to arrest Igwilo.
The tweet reads: “With Justice as our mutual priority, we congratulate @officialEFCC for partnering with the @FBI & arresting long-time wanted suspect Igwilo for fraud conspiracy, money laundering and aggravated identity theft.”
A statement released by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesperson on Monday says its operatives arrested Igwilo, an alleged leader of a criminal network who has been on the wanted list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 2018.
The anti-graft agency said Igwilo was apprehended in Lagos on Thursday along with three others; Okafor Nnamdi Chris, Nwodu Uchenna Emmanuel, and John Anazo Achukwu at a studio in the Sangotedo area of Lagos.
They are said to be involved in money laundering and identity theft to the tune of $100million.