The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, commended the parents of FBI wanted list Felix Osilama Okpoh for compelling the presence of their son in EFCC.
Okpoh, on Friday, September 18, 2020, turned himself in at the Lagos Zonal Office of the Commission in company with his parents, Col. Garuba Okpoh(retd.) and Chief (Mrs.) Justina Okpoh.
EFFC commenced investigations of Felix Osilama Okpoh, a fraudster on the watchlist of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, for his alleged involvement in a $6m internet fraud.
However, 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 his alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise, BEC, scheme that defrauded over 70 different businesses in the United States resulting in combined losses of over $6,000,000.
The suspect allegedly provided hundreds of bank accounts to his conspirators, which were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers from their victims totaling over $1,000,000.
He was, on August 21, 2019, indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
According to Okpoh, he 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.
The family of the remaining suspects are expected to toe the same line as it may give them soft landing as the family of this suspect did.