Felix Osilama Okpoh, an alleged fraudster on the watch list of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has opened up on why he surrendered himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Okpoh, who was on August 21, 2019, indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, surrendered to the EFCC on September 18, 2020.
According to the EFCC, the suspect turned himself in at the Lagos Zonal Office of the Commission in company of his parents, Col. Garuba Okpoh (retd.) and Chief (Mrs.) Justina Okpoh.
During interrogation, Okpoh said he made the move to surrender himself to the Commission out of respect he had for his parents and his resolve to be morally upright.
Okpoh, alongside Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode and Nnamdi Orson Benson, had been declared wanted by the FBI sometime in 2019 for their alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scheme that defrauded over 70 businesses in the United States of over $6,000,000.00.
The suspect allegedly provided over 40 bank accounts to his conspirators, which were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers from their victims totaling over $1,000, 000USD.
The EFCC had since commenced investigation into his involvement in the $6,000,000.00 Internet fraud.