Two Lagos Club Owners Arrested For Internet Fraud By EFCC
Nigerian anti-graft agency, the EFCC, detained and paraded the Buzz Barr co-owners, Boniface Odenigbo Amandianeze and Olasunmbo Olawale Winfunke, who own the nightclub industry in Lagos, over online fraud and money laundering.
Tania Omotayo is married to Winfunke and also a successful Lagos fashion entrepreneur.
Lagos nightclub’s owner suspects that his employees were caught at No. 2A and 2B Oniru Estate, Lagos were the culprits.
When it first started for business in December 2017, Buzz Barr, a new elite bar with relaxed and small seating, is famed for its strip clubs and exotic dancers.
The commission’s claims of involvement in romance scams, business email compromises, benefit scams, credit card fraud, and money laundering were corroborated by the intelligence that they received.
According to the FBI, the reason they are being held is because of their alleged involvement in a multimillionaire fraud, which occurred in the United States.
Uwujaren stated when they were arrested, four exotic automobiles, cell phones, laptops, jewelry, and watches with prices of hundreds of millions of dollars were discovered in their possession.
It is additionally determined that other associates suspected of involvement in computer-related fraud have a connection to the situation.
It was assumed that they will be extradited to the United States.
However, as the investigation proceeds, the defendants’ bail restrictions have become rigorous, with the result that they cannot keep to the terms of their release.
Soon, they will be sued.
Numerous nightclub owners in Lagos and major Nigerian cities have been arrested by the EFCC over claims of fraud and internet scam in the previous two years.
Club owner Emeka Williams Kingsley was arrested in May along with 14 other accused internet scammers in Lagos.
This scam is thought to have been started a year ago, when a 30-year-old man from Lagos named Oladimeji Olusegun
Ogunfolaju was taken into custody by the anti-corruption agency with 29 others, all believed to be participants in an internet fraud operation.