Two fraudsters, Tobilola Bakare and Alimi Sikiru, have forfeited three duplexes in the Lekki area of Lagos and N200m cash to the Federal Government following their prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The forfeited assets include N196,741,216 and N7,054,852 in two bank accounts; two vehicles, a Mercedes Benz E500 and a Toyota Hilux 2020; a five-bedroom duplex on Ibrahim Eleto Street, Osopa London, Lekki, Lagos; a four- bedroom semi-detached duplex situated at Ologolo, Jakande, Lekki, Lagos; and another four-bedroom semi-detached duplex in the Southern View Estate, Mayor Court, Chevron Alternative Road, Lekki, Lagos.
The two vehicles are valued at N30m, while the three duplexes are valued at N230m.
The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Monday, said the fraudsters gave up the assets after they could not give satisfactory explanation of the funds and property linked to them.
“They confessed to involvement in cybercrime. Bakare, 27, an indigene of Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, claimed his forte was Business Email Compromise, and that he hacked into different companies outside the shores of Nigeria,” he added.
Uwujaren said the scammers had been successful in their trade, earning a cumulative sum of $1m from victims, including three foreign airlines through BEC fraud.
He noted that they laundered the proceeds of crime in acquiring real estate and luxury vehicles.