The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it arrested the duo of Kess Theophilus and Sunday Eshiebor Isaiah for alleged conspiracy, impersonation and cryptocurrency-related fraud.
This was contained in a statement on Friday by EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren.
Uwujaren said Theophilus and Isaiah were arrested on June 17, 2021.
According to him, their arrest came on the heels of a petition by one Nalim Sharma who met the suspects through a LinkedIn account, Sophia Gomez, and was lured into a phony bitcoin business.
Beginning January 17, 2021, until they were arrested on June 17, 2021, she allegedly invested a cumulative sum of $12,000 USD worth of bitcoin with the suspects who claim to be bitcoin experts, plying their trade with the fake platform, Life Trade Option.
The complainant sensed fraud when the suspects suddenly severed all communications with her.
They will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.