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Police nab 2 over cryptocurrency fraud, others

The Nigeria Police Force National Cybercrime Centre (NPF-NCCC) has arrested two suspects in Benin, Edo State capital, over computer related fraud, identity theft, cryptocurrency fraud…

The Nigeria Police Force National Cybercrime Centre (NPF-NCCC) has arrested two suspects in Benin, Edo State capital, over computer related fraud, identity theft, cryptocurrency fraud and obtaining money by false pretence.

The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said, “In the extant case, a report on their activities was received from Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency in Korea through the Interpol National Central Bureau.

“The report indicated that in May 2021 the suspects approached the victim, Baek Seong-hee, a Korean national, via Kakaotalk, a mobile messaging application used, especially in South Korea.

“They used the pretext of a romantic relationship and defrauded the victim of 259,637,941 Korean Won (KRW) worth of cryptocurrency equivalent to about N91 million,” he said. (NAN)

 

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