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EFCC Raids Lagos Auto shop, Recovers Cars
EFCC Recovers 29 Cars in Lagos Auto shop
The raid which happened on Tuesday, November 27, according to the commission, was a follow up to a report its men had received pertaining to the activities of the shop.
A statement from the EFCC as reported by Legit.ng, describes the auto shop as a syndicate of organised internet fraudsters.
“Investigation revealed that the syndicate, which specializes in Business Emails Compromise (BEC) in the United States of America (USA) usually moves proceeds of its alleged illicit business to a nominated bank account owned by their mules in the U.S.
“The syndicate members allegedly launder the proceeds through money order, which they use to purchase cars in American auctions and ship same to Nigeria for sale.
“The EFCC had earlier arrested one of the syndicate members, Olusegun Micheal Adeyemi,” the statement read.
The commission also added that in Adeyemi’s statement to the EFCC, he mentioned one Tayo Onilogbo Yusuf as the managing director of Astrax Autos and Automobile.
The EFCC listed that cars recovered from the syndicate to include: four Toyota Corolla; seven Toyota Camry; two Toyota Highlander; two Toyota Venza; two Range Rover; one Ford SUV; three Mercedes Benz; one Toyota 4runner; one Toyota Sienna; four Honda Accord; one Toyota Sequoia and one Kia car, Legit.ng reports.