In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 07th, September, 2020

Picture Of Nigerians Arrested For Defrauding A German Firm Of 14.7m Euros

Photo Of Nigerians Arrested For Defrauding A German Company Of 14.7m Euros


The Suspects

Two males who had been allegedly concerned in a significant multi-million Euro rip-off concerning the procurement of COVID-19 Private Protecting Gear (PPE) have been apprehended ny the Cybercrime Unit of the Nigeria Police Pressure, INTERPOL, Nationwide Central Bureau, Abuja.

An announcement launched by the spokesperson of the Nigerian Police Pressure, Frank Mba on Sunday September 6, says the suspects, Babatunde Adesanya a.okay.a Teddy, 50years previous Grasp diploma holder in Cell Biology and Akinpelu Hassan Abass, 41years previous, the M.D Musterpoint Funding Nig. Ltd, who’re members of a “subtle transnational legal community,” allegedly cloned the company web site of ILBN Holdings BV, Holland to transact with and defraud one Freiherr Fredrick Von Hahn, a consultant of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia.  

The arrest of the suspects was sequel to a Mutual Authorized Help Treaty (MLAT) obtained by the Bureau from the workplace of the Legal professional Basic of the Federation and Minister of Justice conveying a request from the German Authorities for investigations right into a fraudulent transaction on the procurement of COVID-19 Private Protecting Gear linked to a Nigerian-based Financial institution Account.

Discrete investigations by INTERPOL Nigeria revealed that the suspects and their Holland-based cohorts, one Eduardus Boomstra and Geradius Maulder specialised in id theft, cyber-stalking, cloning of company web sites amongst different cyber mischiefs to defraud unsuspecting members of the general public the world over. On this occasion, the suspects fraudulently obtained from Mr Freiherr Fredrick Von Hahn the sum of 1.5m Euro and one other 880,000 Euro as superior fee for the provision of COVID-19 PPEs valued at 14.7million Euros.

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Disturbed by the non-arrival of the PPEs, Mr Freiherr Fredrick Von Hahn finally visited the company workplace of ILBN Holdings BV in Holland to inquire causes for the delay in supplying the objects solely to seek out out that the corporate by no means did enterprise with him and that the transaction was a rip-off. The fraudsters merely cloned the corporate’s web site and falsely offered themselves as representatives of the corporate earlier than subsequently executing the fraudulent transaction. Consequently, he reported the case of fraud to the Police in Holland and this led to the arrest of Eduardus Boomstra and Geradius Maulder in Holland and investigations prolonged to Nigeria.

Investigation by INTERPOL Nigeria additional revealed that Babatunde Adesanya obtained 498,000 Euro from Eduardus Boomstra and Geradius Maulder by way of his Citibank London account and transferred similar to an account quantity domiciled with a Lagos department of a number one business financial institution in Nigeria belonging to Musterpoint Funding Nig. Ltd.” the assertion partially reads

Whereas commending the Commissioner of Police, INTERPOL, CP Garba Baba Umar and operatives of INTERPOL Nigeria, Cybercrime Unit for a job properly accomplished, the Inspector-Basic of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni assured members of the general public and the worldwide neighborhood of the dedication of the Pressure to tackling cybercrimes and different transnational crimes.

Mba mentioned the suspects might be arraigned earlier than a reliable courtroom of regulation quickly.


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