Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Photos: EFCC Raids Astrax Autos, Seizes 29 Cars
The raid followed intelligence report received by the Commission on the activities of the operators of the auto shop, who are said to be a syndicate of organized internet fraudsters.
The Commission’s acting Head of Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, in a statement he issued on Tuesday revealed that investigation into the activities of the syndicate, which specializes in Business Emails Compromise (BEC), in the United States of America (USA), shows that they usually moves proceeds of their alleged illicit business to a nominated bank account owned by their mules in the U.S.
He said the syndicate members allegedly launder the proceeds through money order, which they use to purchase cars in American auctions and ship same to Nigeria for sale.
The EFCC had earlier arrested one of the syndicate members, Olusegun Michael Adeyemi.
In his statement to the EFCC, Adeyemi confirmed one Tayo Onilogbo Yusuf as the Managing Director of Astrax Autos and Automobile.
The cars recovered from the syndicate include: four Toyota Corolla; seven Toyota Camry; two Toyota Highlander; two Toyota Venza; two Range Rover; one Ford SUV; three Mercedes Benz; one Toyota 4runner; one Toyota Sienna; four Honda Accord; one Toyota Sequoia and one Kia car.