We have chanced upon a report of how a popular Nigerian who is a fraudster based in South Africa has been arrested by the International Criminal Police Organization over a reported $12 million (GHC 97 million) fraud.
Per reports from TimesLive, he was arrested on Wednesday, June 29 in his plush Sandton estate with close to R196m in supposed romance scams and business email compromise fraud.
Just like the famous Hushpuppi, James is popular due to his expensive lifestyle on the photos and video sharing platform and the exorbitant spending on luxury items for himself and his girlfriend.
A Multi-agency investigation that linked Interpol, the US department of homeland security investigations, and the US Secret Service nabbed this alleged scammer after 6 years of investigation.
Additional reports reveal that James connives with a lot of suspected fraudsters around the world and he is regarded as the big boss.
He owns a Porsche Cayenne, a Mercedes C220d, and a Mercedes-Benz G Class luxury SUV, all bought from proceeds from his scams. His social media profiles also show him on luxury island resorts and luxury holidays in Dubai and the US.
Aliyu is suspected to be a member of a global organization, some of whose members have previously received prison sentences in the US. On Tuesday, he is anticipated to appear in the Randburg magistrate’s court, when the process for his extradition to the US for trial is anticipated to begin.
This report was curled from GhGossip.com