Officers of The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, have arrested a man and his father over alleged Internet fraud.
Malik Giles Bakare and his father, Isa Bola Bakare, are being investigated in an alleged case of conspiracy, computer-related fraud, obtaining by false pretense and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities.
Malik Giles Bakare was arrested and handed over to the Commission by officers of the Nigeria Police, Force CID, Alagbon, Lagos on May 31, 2021.
According to reports, His father, Isa Bola Bakare, appeared at the Commission during the investigation, claiming ownership of a Range Rover car estimated at about N46 Million, which was recovered from his son. However, the father failed to provide a satisfactory account of how he was able to procure the vehicle so he was arrested too.
In a statement on Wednesday, June 9, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said Malik acted as a middleman between fraudsters.
“He connects internet fraudsters around the globe with pickers, and receives some percentage on every successful transaction.”