By Alao Abiodun
Through the years, Nigeria’s repute has continuously been dragged within the mud, particularly for fraudulent actions and cyber-crimes.
In the meantime, social media has turned out to be the vacation spot of alternative for a lot of suspected fraudsters to exhibit and show their ill-gotten wealth for web customers.
Many flaunt their wealth, thereby making a misunderstanding with the goal of deceiving their followers.
The likes of Hushpuppi, Mompha, Invictus Obi, Woodberry and lots of different suspected fraudsters showcase their luxurious life with costly autos, meals with celebrities and unfold footage of their glamorous state-of-the-art houses on social media.
Listed here are few issues to find out about these suspected fraudsters and the way they flaunt their wealth on social media platforms:
Ismaila Mustapha‘s model of flamboyance can’t go unnoticed particularly on Instagram.
Mompha, as he’s popularly referred to as, exhibits off fleets of luxurious vehicles, designer wears and a bunch stupendously costly merchandise.
Nevertheless, Mompha was arrested on Friday, 18 October 2019 by the EFCC on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport Abuja whereas he was on his option to Dubai.
EFCC additionally added that Mompha camouflages as a bureau de change operator and used his firm-Ismalob World Investments Restricted-to launder about N14 billion.
Obinwanne Okeke aka Invictus Obi, the CEO of Invictus was arrested between the 2nd and sixth of August, 2019 by the FBI for conspiracy to commit pc fraud and wire fraud.
He was accused of receiving $11 million (N3.9 billion) underneath false pretense.
The FBI opened their investigation in July of 2018, which led them to Okeke who was about to go away the US when he was arrested.
In 2016, he was named within the Forbes’ “30 underneath 30” listing which profiles younger, up-and-coming entrepreneurs underneath the age of 30.
The 38-year-old — whose actual identify is Raymond Abbas — was arrested on June 10, alongside 11 Nigerians for alleged crimes dedicated exterior the UAE, together with cash laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, impersonation, scamming people, banking fraud and identification theft.
His Instagram web page, which boasts of over 2.four million followers, consists of posts of him posing everywhere in the world with luxurious luggage, a fleet of Rolls Royce’s, non-public jets, helicopters, yachts, posh watches and in addition chilling in 5 star inns.
Abass, who has been accused of cyber-fraud in Europe, America and Nigeria, had as soon as advised his followers that he posts about his luxurious life to encourage others to make extra of their lives.