Sultan Omogbadebo Anifowoshe, 26 years old, also known as Ayinde, the first son of Kwam has been apprehended with 8 others over $2m fraud in U.S.

The arrest of Kwam first son came following a Chicago-based investigation, dubbed “Operation Gold Phish,” law enforcement pointed out a series of cyber-enabled fraud schemes supposedly carried out by conspirators in Nigeria and the U.S.

One of the alleged swindling involved “romance scams,” in which a conspirator builds trust with a victim via a assumed online romance prior to convincing the victim to send money to a predetermined recipient.

A criminal complaint was filed on Dec. 4, 2018, in U.S. District Court in Chicago, accused the nine defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Arrests were carried out recently in Nigeria, Illinois and Texas and all of the defendants are now in the custody of the law enforcement.

The Suspects that were arrested in Illinois include Olurotimi Akintunde Idowu, 55 years old, Miracle Ayokunle Okunola, 21 years old, Babatunde Ibrahim Akarigidi, 39 years old, Babatunde Ladehinde Labiyi, 20 years Old,  Daniel Samuel Eta, 35 years old, Barnabas Oghenerukevwe Edjieh, 29 years old, Kwam First son, Sultan Omogbadebo Anifowoshe, 26, also known as Ayinde.

The Suspect that was apprehended in Texas is Adewale Anthony Adewumi, 27 years old. Olaniyi Adeleye Ogungbaiye, 26 years old, aka DonChiChi was arrested in Nigeria. The suspects wired the money into their personal bank accounts or overseas, majorly Nigeria, was investigated to used the money at least 3 times to pay for vehicles using a Nigerian car company which was owned by one of the defendants.

EFCC are also carrying out similar investigation of other individuals in Nigeria who are believe to be part of the fraud.

Outside the romance and mystery shopper schemes, the complaint also alleged the conspirators of engaging in different kinds of cyber-enabled scams, which includes employment and investment frauds. If convicted, the suspects will be charged with a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

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