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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 10:03 PM

Internet fraud: Nigerian scammer 'pulls off $1m heist' from prison

Source: BBC

Internet fraud: Nigerian scammer 'pulls off $1m heist' from prison

19 November 2019

A convicted internet fraudster has been placed under investigation in Nigeria for allegedly masterminding a "mega scam" from a maximum-security prison worth at least $1m (773,000).

Anti-corruption officials said Hope Olusegun Aroke used a "network of accomplices" for the fraud.

He was arrested in 2012 and has been serving a 24-year sentence at the Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison.

But a preliminary investigation found he still had access to the internet.

In a statement on Tuesday, Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it had received intelligence about Aroke's scam and was faced with the "riddle" of how he was able to "continue to ply his ignoble trade" from inside the Lagos prison.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-50480495


Hope Olusegun Aroke is serving a 24-year prison sentence (EFCC)

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napi21 Nov 19 #1

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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 10:12 PM

1. SOMEBODY WAS REALLY STUPID! Why would anyone give internet access to a person serving time

for INTERNET FRAUD? I've heard of some dumb things done by people in power, but this one is at the top of the "amazing list".

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