Pankeeroy arest by EFCC was a surprise to many of us hearing that popular Instagram comedian “Pankeeroy” is an internet fraud, convincing and collecting peoples earn money, this is popularly known in Nigeria as Yahoo Yahoo.
They were arrested by Economics and Financial Crime Comission (Efcc) on Wednesday at the place where they usually go for their hideout, located at James Court, Lekki, Lagos, following verified intelligence received by the commission about their alleged criminal conducts.
Pankeeroy involves in the long list of Nigerian top Instagram celebrities also with popular Adeherself and Mompha who have been arrested by Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in recent times.
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Comedian Pankeeroy, who claimed to have enroll into Bitcoin fraud after he suffered depression, had been seen as most client or traders who redeems bitcoin vouchers using a platform called bitcoincorbitcoincore.
Economic and Financial Crime commission (EFCC) said he uses the platform to defraud his unsuspecting victims.
Upon his arrest, a Mercedes Benz car AMG GLE model worth N36,000,000 (Thirty-six Million Naira) was recovered from him.
Investigations also revealed that the suspect has this amount in his blockchain N22, 300, 000. 00 (Twenty- two Million, Three Hundred Naira ) worth of Bitcoin in his blocked chain account.
Suspects that were also arrested are Chinedu Dibo Ayomide Samson, Rotimi Segun Damilola, Habeeb Banire Damilola, Afolabi Bolutife Michael, Adekanbi Elijah Adeola Omesu Christian, Gafar Kunle Adedamola, Chuka AnieboRichard, and Nwagbo Chidera Oliver.
Others are Emeka Christian Egwuatu, Adeyemi Adedamola Olumide, Awokoya Moyosore Iyaniwura, Efunnuga Dmilola Samuel, Samson Makinde Egwuatu, Gbemileke Jide Simeon,Omoyemi Fashola Owolabi, and Farouk Ibiwoye Olatunde, Orapitan Yomi Segun and Oladunjoye Taiwo Olawale.
Also arrested was Ibrahim Ajani Olanrewaju, Wasiu Olamilekan Sola, Olamiposi Toheeb Damilola, Isieq Qudus Olamilekan, Abel Ndubuisi Junior, Emmanuel Nonso Martins,Timilehin Oladipo Jesse, Kelvin Okpere Kendal, Omotola Oluwatobi Emmanuel,Rasaq Toyosi Farouq, Oyelere Olawale Shakiru, Timileyin Odeyemi Damilare,Kelly John Nwanou, Adedeji Emmanuel Olayinka, Balogun Subomi Ibrahim and Makinde Adewale Benjamin.
Investigations also gives a clue reveal that one of the suspects, Christian, allegedly defrauded an aged Asian-American lady of over $475, 000.
In his statement to the Commission, Christian confessed to have been posing as a certain Dave Federick, a 58- year- old United States national on a mission in Syria.
He went ahead explain that he did that to lure his unsuspecting victims and defraud them of their hard-earned money.
Items that where recovered from the suspects include exotic cars, Iphones, laptop computers, Android and Macbook devices.
The suspects will soon be charged to court and we wait to see what happens next.
This trend has made so many people speaks their mind over Pankeeroy arrest, some on social media said “so he’s using comedy to cover up” and so on.
Pankeeroy from his looks can’t believe he can go into such activities, that’s why there’s a saying that, “The truth lies in yourself and with God”. Comment below your thoughts, let’s see what you feel for them.