A man, Isa Bola Bakare, who appeared at the Lagos zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, claiming ownership of a Range Rover car estimated at about N46 million which was recovered his son under investigation, has been arrested and detained.
The anti-graft agency had commenced investigation into an alleged case of conspiracy, computer-related fraud, obtaining by false pretense and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities levelled against the man’s son, Malik Giles Bakare.
He was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police, Force CID, Alagbon, Lagos on May 31, 2021 and subsequently handed over to the EFCC for further investigation and prosecution.
Confirming the arrest of father and son, spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said investigations revealed that Malik acted as a middleman, who connects internet fraudsters around the globe with pickers, and receives some percentage on every successful transaction from the proceeds of unlawful activities.
Following his arrest, his father showed and claimed ownership of the exotic car which had been seized from his son, but could not provide a satisfactory account of how he was able to procure the vehicle.
Consequently, he has also been taken into the EFCC custody for further investigation.
Uwujaren listed Iphone 12 Pro Max, Iphone 8 mobile devices as well as other items allegedly recovered from the suspects.
He said they will soon be charged to court.
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