US court grants one of the 77 Nigerians arrested by the FBI $75,000 bail

Ifeanyi Agwuegbo allegedly involved in business email compromise, (BEC), was granted bail by a Texas court on the 27th of August 2019. 

He was told to cough up $75,000 bond needed for his release by an American magistrate court.

He is also required to produce a surety before he could be released.

The FBI announced two weeks ago about the arrest of 80 people in the U.S, 77 of which are Nigerians.

They were indicted on a 252 count of Identity theft, Money laundering, Internet fraud etc.

The prosecutors said millions of dollars were taken from victims through internet frauds.

US court grants one of the 77 Nigerians arrested by the FBI $75,000 bail

According to the FBI, the defendants used BEC scam to hack into email accounts to fraudulently receive payments from business or individuals that should have been paid to legitimate companies.

The US attorney, Nick Hanna, said the defendants teamed up with agents to dupe victims of their money.

Hanna further said the suspects targeted the victims because they are old or vulnerable.

According to the US attorney, 57 suspects are being hunted globally and risk being extradited to the US to face charges levelled against them.

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