- Interpol agents have arrested a Nigerian citizen, James Junior Aliyu, on allegations of internet fraud and money laundering
- Aliyu has been accused of involvement an internet scan that defrauded American citizens of over N4 billion /strong>
South Africa, Johannesburg – James Junior Aliyu, a Nigerian man living in South Africa was caught by Interpol agents for allegedly defrauding US citizens out of millions of dollars direct from South Africa.
The Guardian newspaper reported on Saturday 1 July that the 28-year-old Nigerian national was accused of fraud of being an accomplice to an internet fraud and money laundering worth over R192 million (approximately £4,782,378,061) He was arrested the same day he was arrested by Interpol Agent was arrested before a judge in Randburg.
Als In response to the development, SA Police Service spokeswoman Colonel Athlenda Mathe confirmed the arrest. It said the arrest of Mr. Aliyu came amid a wide-ranging investigation involving law enforcement agencies from South Africa and the United States /p>
Meanwhile, Interpol has requested the extradition of Mr. Aliyu to the United States for further adjudication, as that is where most of the alleged victims reside.
However, the Randburg Magistrate adjourned his case until Tuesday 5 July for further hearing.