Thirteen Nigerians have been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over an alleged $30 million money laundering scheme in the United States.
According to the US department of justice, federal agents arrested 24 Nigerians suspected to be involved in the large-scale fraud which targeted citizens, corporations, and financial institutions throughout the country.
The FBI took a particular interest in Nigerians following the arrest of Invictus Obi last year. Invictus Obi was a businessman whose shady dealings were unraveled by the FBI.
Those arrested and charged to a federal court in Atlanta are:
- Blessing Oluwatimilehin Ojo,
- Afeez Olaide Adeniran,
- Matthan Bolaji Ibidapo,
- Obinna Nwosu,
- Benjamin Ibukunoluwa Oye,
- Christopher Akinwande Awonuga,
- Ahamefule Aso Odus,
- Paul Chinonso Anyanwu,
- Chineda Obilom Nwakadu,
- Chukwukadibia Ikechukwu Nnadozie,
- Uchechi Chidimma Odus,
- John Ifeoluwa Onimole,
- Oluwafunmilade Onamuti.