The Lagos Command of the EFCC has secured the conviction and sentencing of one Adekunle Abiodun Aderibigbe, who was on the watch list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI)
The EFCC, acting on the FBI report and after diligent investigation, arrested Aderibigbe.
Aderibigbe was arraigned before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos
He is reported to be a member of a syndicate operating in the United States, specialising in stealing United States citizens’ data to obtain fraudulent tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service, IRS.
The defendant, alongside other members of the syndicate, perpetrated the fraud through the help of one Curtis Betley serving a jail term in the United States of America, to steal the identities of American nationals and use the same to file over 255 fraudulent tax fund returns with the IRS, making over $1.6million.