Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging web site, Twitter, to berate the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over what they described as “racism” on the looks of 6 Nigerians on the FBI’s Cyber Most Wished record.
Naija Information had reported earlier that the FBI listed six Nigerians amongst most-wanted cybercriminals in a tweet on Saturday morning, June 27, the place it demanded tips about learn how to catch these six Nigerians.
This on-line information platform understands that the six Nigerians listed on the FBI web site are Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, Nnamdi Orson Benson and Michael Olorunyomi.
FBI’s tweet learn: “Assist the #FBI discover six Nigerian nationals needed for his or her involvement in enterprise electronic mail compromise (BEC) schemes leading to over $6 million in losses.”
The FBI mentioned in its assertion that Ogunshakin, Uzuh, Okpoh, Kayode and Benson are all needed on costs of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
“Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin is needed for his alleged involvement in a Enterprise E-mail Compromise (BEC) scheme that defrauded over 70 completely different companies in the US leading to mixed losses of over $6,000,000 USD.
“Ogunshakin allegedly supplied financial institution accounts to Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, and different co-conspirators Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, and Nnamdi Orson Benson, that have been used to obtain fraudulent wire transfers,” the FBI mentioned on their web site.
“Ogunshakin allegedly additionally assisted in these schemes by sending spoofed emails to companies used to solicit fraudulent wire transfers.
“Ogunshakin allegedly later carried out his personal BEC schemes, studying from Uzuh and others.
“On August 21, 2019, Ogunshakin was indicted in the US District Courtroom, District of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, on costs of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud.
“On August 22, 2019, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest,” the tweet learn.
Equally, Michael Olorunyomi needed for scamming aged folks utilizing romance rip-off.
“Micheal Olorunyomi is needed for his alleged involvement in a Enterprise E-mail Compromise (BEC) scheme that defrauded over 70 completely different companies in the US leading to mixed losses of over $6,000,000 USD.
“Olorunyomi allegedly carried out romance fraud schemes typically concentrating on susceptible elders or widows.
“Olorunyomi allegedly defrauded a number of victims out of greater than $1,000,000 USD.
“Moreover, the financial institution accounts of lots of Olorunyomi’s alleged romance rip-off victims have been supplied to different co-conspirators for use to obtain fraudulent wire transfers from different fraud schemes.
“On November 13, 2019, Olorunyomi was indicted in the US District Courtroom, District of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, on costs of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, Identification Theft, and Entry System Fraud. On November 14, 2019, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.”
Displeased with the tweet headlining the 6 Nigerians in a listing that had 79 alleged fraudsters, some Nigerians took to Twitter to blast the FBI.
Naija Information captured among the reactions under…
I checked this record, there are 39 males of Arab origin, 16 Russians, 20 Chinese language/Southeast Asian guys, and simply 6 Nigerians.
However guess who FBI selected because the poster boys for this crime? The 6 Nigerians.
What “-ism” is that this? https://t.co/VSDvG8ECDS
— Mayowa (@Mayoveli) June 27, 2020
Why is Nigeria the topic of this tweet? You’ve over 70 folks on the needed record with simply 6 Nigerians why is the focus on the 6 Nigerians? This can be a very bias tweet, @FBI. https://t.co/Lixa2J7T3b
— Olúyẹmí Fásípè 🇳🇬 (@YemieFASH) June 27, 2020
This sensationalizing bullshit is the rationale I counseled Dubai Police. They captured scammers of Nigerian descent and paraded them as “worldwide cyber criminals.” FBI needed to activate Nigerian nationality-baiting, with solely 6 Nigerians out of 79 scammers of many nationalities. https://t.co/afHg8G0nvH
— Gimba Kakanda (@gimbakakanda) June 27, 2020
Now’s the proper time to vary the Nigerian Narrative.
In case you are Nigerian and your hustle is legit, retweet this tweet and remark your career/enterprise utilizing the hashtag #NigerianandLegit.
We received’t permit FBI or anybody inform the world our story utilizing 6 Nigerians!! https://t.co/9f4TJaSoiH
— Elder Seun (@iamseunalaofin) June 27, 2020
Clicking the hyperlink and studying all of it, I came upon there are 79 of them. 16 Russians, 20 Chinese language ,6 Nigerians and 37 males of arabic descent, however you determined to focus on Nigerians to get consideration when it even had the least nationals amongst the remainder. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/hGtpQWdQwe
— débọ́lá the 2nd✌️ (@ogbeni_ceejay) June 27, 2020
Racism at its peak.
This record has:
39 males of Arab origin
20 Chinese language/Southeast Asian guys
However racist FBI has chosen the one 6 Nigerians because the poster boys for this crime.
Criminals are in each nation of the world however the second you’re black…..
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) June 27, 2020
This subject of 6 Nigerians FBI used as poster for his or her needed record simply one other instance of how now we have been serving to them dent our personal nation picture… They know we’ll assist them scream it loud greater than them..
It will proceed to occur till we’re drained and “combat” again. pic.twitter.com/s4QUtlXUGu
— 👨🏽 King One X 🇳🇬 🙌🏽 (@MrOneXMind) June 27, 2020
This can be a deliberate try and make Nigeria look dangerous as many individuals received’t even learn the Article
Within the article there are 79 Individuals: 16 Russians, 20 Chinese language, 6 Nigerians and 37 males of arabic descent however the headline is displaying solely 6 Nigerians. Smh#BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/MaPlGdQHXE
— DANNY 👑 (@Danny_Walterr) June 27, 2020
A cyber crime is dedicated there are 79 Individuals: 16 Russians, 20 Chinese language, 6 Nigerians and 37 males of arabic descent.
Our dearest FBI select to make use of 6 Nigerians for his or her headline,by the point we understand the hate it’ll be to this point gone.
Y’all can do higher FBI,you are able to do higher💔💔 https://t.co/72CTkAdv2S
— BENUEGIANT🦍 (@one_dosh) June 27, 2020
I’ll inform you on that record there are 79 Criminals :16 Russians, 20 Chinese language ,6 Nigerians and 37 Arabians however the headlines needs to be 6 Nigerians,Simply to make Nigerians look dangerous to the remainder of the world🤦🏽♂️
To everybody hustling Legally in Nigeria Might God bless your hustle.
— CHIEF, THE DADDY™🦁👳 (@Chief_umar) June 27, 2020