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Top 10 Fraudsters in Nigeria 2021 and the Crimes they Committed

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Top 10 Fraudsters in Nigeria: Over the years, the rate of fraud keeps increasing in Nigeria. However, whether it is as a result of unemployment, a bad economy, or greed, the consequences are always devastating.

However, before then, let’s consider cities with the highest number of fraudsters/fraudulent acts

Top 10 Fraudsters in Nigeria and the Crimes they committed

Also, internet fraud has become a business in Nigeria. This act is now a real trend amongst young people. Most recently, “yahoo yahoo” is now the coded name for financial fraud in Nigeria.

Be that as it may, the law enforcement is clamping down on them as well. There has been several arrest and investigation on fraudulent activities.

In this article, you shall learn about the top 10 most wanted fraudsters in Nigeria.

Cities with Top 10 Fraudsters in Nigeria

Below are the top cities where you can find most of these con men in Nigeria.

10th Position: Abuja

There are a good number of internet fraudsters in Abuja. This is a city known to be controlled by political money bags. And these fraudsters are seen as Abuja big boys.

This is by virtue of the fact that they are relatives of some big politicians. However, in the real sense, they use those as a cover for their illegal activities.

9th Position: Abeokuta

Abeokuta is the capital city of Ogun State. Also, this is a town with a growing number of youth interest in online scams.

Additionally, these young men sometime in 2014 hacked into an Ogun state-owned account. And they stole millions of Naira. Also, this could anyway be attributed to a poor security system with the bank in question.

8th Position: Kaduna

Kaduna is another town with a growing number of yahoo boys. Also, there have even been reports of attempts to steal the identity of the new Governor Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai.

7th Position: Awka

Awka is the capital city of Anambra State. The scammers here are majorly undergraduate students. And they appear to have been gradually deserting the town.

This is a security operative who had busted them many times in the past and had continued to be on their trail.

6th Position: Enugu

Enugu is the capital city of Enugu State. Also, it is a place where yahoo boys are growing in their number.

This is as the city has quiet estates and accommodations where these young men hide away to carry out their illegal jobs without easily getting noticed.

5th Position: Owerri

Owerri is the capital of Imo State. And a large number of Yahoo boys can be found in Owerri. Also, they are well known in a major hotel within the city.

Also, they ride flashy cars around the city with people usually hailing them.

4th Position: Warri

Warri is a major town in Delta State. Internet scam is so popular among the youths in Warri. At a point, they even impersonate their state governor without fear.

3rd Position: Port Harcourt

Rivers State capital city Port Harcourt is also a place where internet scam is fast becoming a hobby. You will hardly see a young boy who doesn’t know someone involved in this ugly activity.

Also, even with the increase in the number of people captured by the EFCC there, they appear not to be perturbed.

2nd Position: Benin City

Edo State capital city Benin is a known hotspot for the so-called Yahoo guys. Young boys of different age groups here engaged in online dating of foreigners particularly widows.

Also, they use different pseudo names and pictures to deceive their prospective victims. They also believe in charm helping them to hit their “maga” easily.

1st Position: Lagos

Lagos is the headquarters of Internet Fraudsters in Nigeria. Virtually every corner of Lagos, from Lekki to the mainland, has these con men.

Also, they are referred to as “Gee Boys” meaning guys with swags and knows what’s up. Also, the biggest amongst them own houses and live very expensive lifestyles in Lagos.

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Top 10 Fraudsters in Nigeria

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared many suspects wanted for various crimes. Here are the most wanted top 10 fraudsters in Nigeria

1. Raymond Igbalode Abbas (Hushpuppi)

Also known as Aja 4 or Aja Puppi, Hushpuppi is a Nigerian media personality. Also, he came into the limelight due to the luxurious lifestyle he puts on display on social media.

Aside from that, he clashed with several Nigerian celebrities. This is after accusing them of flaunting fake designers. Thanks to the many feuds, he became the center of attraction and was recently arrested by Dubai police.

However, he is wanted in Nigeria by EFCC for financial crime.

2. Saminu Turaki

He was a former governor of Jigawa state. And he is wanted by EFCC in connection with a case of criminal conspiracy, stealing, money laundering, and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N36 Billion.

3. Tompolo

The Ex-Delta Militant leaders wanted in a case of conspiracy, illegal diversion of the sum of N45.9 billion belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA.

4. Iliasu Olanrewaju Abdul-Rauf

This is the National Coordinator, Federal Civil Service Staff with Disabilities Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Abuja. He is accused of allegedly collecting the sum of N1.7Billion.

And this was under the guise of awarding contracts for the establishment of rehabilitation centers across the 36 states of the federation.

5. Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina

He is a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT). However, he is wanted for offenses bordering on procurement fraud and obtaining by false pretense.

Also, Maina is allegedly complicit in the over N2 billion Pensions Biometric Scam. And this is in the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.

6. Kennedy Izuagbe

This is the Managing Director of Carlisle Properties and Investment Limited. However, he is wanted in a case of Conspiracy and Money Laundering to the tune of over N3.6 billion.

Also, in the course of the investigation, Izuagbe went underground. Thus, all efforts to reach him have proved abortive.

7. Abdullahi Usman Adamu alias Dan China

This person is alleged to have received a part payment of $500,000 USD. And this was through his company Guroje Mining Company for the supply of 3000MT of Lead Ore to a Chinese Company, Shengjia International (HK) Limited.

However, three months later, Dan China has not supplied the goods and is presently at large.

8. Olabode Jacob O Obayomi

This is the owner of Standard Chartered Securities Limited. And this firm is at 116-118, Lagos House, Central Area, Garki, Abuja.

However,  Olabode is wanted in connection with a case of Criminal Conspiracy, Diversion of Public Funds, and Breach of trust involving the unauthorized sale of over N251 million worth of stock belonging to the Ebonyi State Government.

9. Etim Ekpo Okima

Etim is the managing director/ chief executive officer of Etisko BDC, 11, Abibu Oki Street, Lagos Island, Lagos.

Also, Etim is wanted by the EFCC in a case of stealing and issuance of dud cheque.

10. Osita Emmanuel Okereke

Osita is the DG National Taskforce to Combat Illegal Importation of Goods, Small Arms, Ammunitions and Light Weapon, (aka NATFORCE).

However, Osita is wanted by EFCC in a case of Criminal Conspiracy and Impersonation. Also, Osita who was arrested with several incriminating items, including, bulletproof vests has jumped bail.

The above is the list of the top 1o fraudsters in Nigeria. Also, feel free to share.

CSN Team.

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