Sunday, September 6, 2020

Nigerians arrested for defrauding German company of ‎€14.7m

Two Nigerian suspects have been arrested for allegedly defrauding a Germany company of ‎€14.7 million in a COVID-19-related scam, Nigerian police said on Sunday.

50-year-old Babatunde Adesanya and Akinpelu Hassan Abass, who is 41 years old, were accused of cloning the corporate website of ILBN Holdings BV, Holland, to defraud one Freiherr Fredrick Von Hahn, a representative of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

“Discrete investigations by INTERPOL Nigeria revealed that the suspects and their Holland-based cohorts, one Eduardus Boomstra and Geradius Maulder specialised in identity theft, cyber-stalking, cloning of corporate websites amongst other cyber mischiefs to defraud unsuspecting members of the public across the world,” Nigerian police said in a statement.

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