The Lagos Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a popular Instagram comedian and social media Influencer, Nwagbo Oliver Chidera, also known as Pankeeroy over alleged fraud.

The comedian was paraded on Thursday, April 22, alongside 34 others. They were arrested on Wednesday, April 21, at their hideout in James Court, Lekki, Lagos, following verified intelligence received by the Commission about their alleged criminal activities.

Nwagbo Oliver Chidera
Arrested over fraud


Until his arrest, Chidera, who claimed to have gone into a Bitcoin scam after he suffered depression, had been presenting himself as a vendor who redeems bitcoin vouchers using the bitcoincoretrading.com platform to defraud his unsuspecting victims.

Nwagbo Oliver Chidera
Arrested over fraud


The commission in a statement on Thursday said upon his arrest, a Mercedes Benz AMG GLE model worth N36,000,000 was recovered from him. Adding that investigations revealed that the suspect has N22,300,000 worth of Bitcoin in his blocked chain account.

Items recovered from the suspects include exotic cars, iPhones, laptop computers, Android devices and Macbook devices.

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