The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have charged 80 people which include mostly Nigerians for fraud and money laundering and conspiracy to steal millions of dollars out of the United States.
According to bbc they are accused of using business email fraud schemes and romance scams to con victims – many of them elderly. All the 80 defendants have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to launder money, and aggravated identity theft, the US Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California said in a press release.
It also stated that some Nigerian living at home have been instructed to present themselves to authorities in Nigeria waiting for further actions from their prosecutors.
The reaction of the Federal government of Nigeria is still awaiting as we assume that the FBI is working closely with EFCC in respect to the development.
The government of Muhammadu Buhari has been working hard to see that this sort of yahoo business in Nigeria comes to a stop but the fact is that most Nigerian’s youths who graduate from higher institutions yearly remains jobless and they easily attach themselves to this kind of easily assessible internet fraud business to keep themselves going.