Instagram comedian and social media influencer Nwagbo Oliver Chidera famously called Pankeeroy, has been arrested by men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following an alleged internet fraud.
The social media influencer was arrested with 34 others by Men of the commission after acting upon verified intelligence gathered. They were arrested on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at their secret place in James Court, Lekki, Lagos.
The Antigraft agency explained that Pankeeroy presented himself as a vendor who redeems bitcoin vouchers using a platform. He has used his supposed platform to dupe a number of victims.
A Mercedes Benz car worth N36M among others belonging to him have been seized by the EFCC.
According to the commission, a sum of N22,300,000 worth of Bitcoin was alleged to be in his block chain account.
Other exotic cars, Iphones, laptop computers and android devices were some of the items recovered. The commission gave the names of the other suspects arrested together with Pankeeroy as Chinedu Omesu Christian, Gafar Kunle Adedamola, Chuka AnieboRichard, Dibo Ayomide Samson, Rotimi Segun Damilola, Habeeb Banire Damilola, Afolabi Bolutife Michael, and Adekanbi Elijah Adeola among others.