Sun. Aug 1st, 2021

Alleged Internet Fraud: Son, Father In EFCC Net

Malik Giles Bakare & His Father, Isa Bola Bakare, 

Alleged Internet Fraud: Son, Father In  EFCC Net

The Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Lagos Zone, said they have commenced investigation into an alleged case of conspiracy, computer-related fraud, obtaining by false pretense and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities levelled against one Malik Giles Bakare and his father, Isa Bola Bakare.

The EFCC in a statement issued by it’s Media and Publicity Department, said Malik was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police, Force CID, Alagbon, Ikoyi-Lagos on May 31, 2021 and subsequently handed over to the EFCC for further investigation and prosecution.

The antigraft agency said investigation revealed that Malik’s acts as a middleman, who connects internet fraudsters around the globe with pickers, and receives some percentage on every successful transaction from the proceeds of unlawful activities.

During the investigation, his father, Isa Bola Bakare, was said to have appeared at the Commission claiming ownership of a Range Rover car estimated at about N46 Million, which was recovered from his son.

He was however, arrested as he could not provide a satisfactory account of how he was able to procure the vehicle.

Consequently, he has also been taken into the EFCC custody for further investigation.

Items recovered from the suspects are Iphone 12 Pro Max, Iphone 8 mobile devices as well as some incriminating items.

The antigraft agency said both Malik and his father, will soon be charged to court.