A Nigerian in the U.S has been arrested by the FBI for his part in a $5m scam.
Kenneth Ganiu Ninalowo, believed to be a brother to Nollywood actor Bolanle Ninalowo, and a female accomplice were both arrested for duping several companies out of millions of dollars in cash.
Ninalowo is also accused of helping his accomplice, 27-year-old Brittney Stokes, launder money.
The two are accused of duping two companies in Chicago, Illinois, one an energy company and the 2nd a community college.
The two scammers were reportedly able to electronically impersonate the business partners of these institutions, thus whilst they thought they were sending money to their business partners they were actually sending it to the scammers.
They were able to receive approximately $5m through this scam – $3.3m from the community college and $1.7m from the energy company.
The FBI was able to retrieve $3.3m of that money by freezing the accounts of the suspects, and agents also retrieved a Range Rover and some cash from them after their arrest.
This news follows that of a Ghanaian sakawa king who was also arrested in the U.S for duping lovesick ladies out of millions of dollars.