Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested popular Instagram comedian and social media Influencer, Nwagbo Oliver Chidera, also known as Pankeeroy, alongside 34 others for their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud in Lagos.
A statement by the Commission said they were arrested on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at their hideout in James Court, Lekki, Lagos, following verified intelligence received by the Commission about their alleged criminal activities.
Until his arrest, Chidera, who claimed to have gone into Bitcoin scam after he suffered depression, had been presenting himself as a vendor who redeems Bitcoin vouchers using the bitcioncoretrading.com platform to defraud his unsuspecting victims.
The commission in a statement on Thursday said upon his arrest, a Mercedes Benz AMG GLE model worth N36,000,000 was recovered from him. Adding that investigation revealed that the suspect has N22,300,000 worth of Bitcoin in his blocked chain account.