The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Lagos state office, has arrested popular Instagram comedian and social media influencer Nwagbo Oliver Chidera also known as Pankeeroy over-involvement in internet fraud.
According to the EFCC statement issued on its social media page, the comedian posed as a vendor who redeems bitcoin vouchers using a platform to defraud his unsuspecting victims.
EFCC Arrests Instagram Comedian for Alleged Internet Fraud in Lagos— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) April 22, 2021
Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the EFCC have arrested an Instagram comedian and social media Influencer, Nwagbo Oliver Chidera, A.K.A. Pankeeroy…
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Pankeeroywho was arrested on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Lekki, Lagos is alleged to have been involved in ‘Bitcoin scam,’ an illicit act he said he started after falling into depression.
The commission said that items seized from the comedian include a Mercedes Benz car worth N36M and the suspect has N22,300,000 worth of Bitcoin in his account.