EFCC arrest Nigerian man who defrauded US state of Virginia and collected COVID-19 relief cheque

Collins Samuel, a Nigerian man who fraudulently obtained $8,000 COVID-19 profit from the U.S. State of Virginia has been arrested and remanded in EFCC custody.

 

The suspect who was arraigned earlier than Justice P. Mallong of the Federal Excessive Court docket in Kaduna, pleaded  ‘not responsible’ to the one depend cost that borders on impersonation and acquiring by false pretences.

 

Collins was reportedly arrested in Jos, Plateau State the place he fraudulently represented himself as Ashley Cooper, an American citizen affected by COVID–19.

 

It was alleged that he obtained $8,000 in Pandemic Unemployment Help (PUA) from Virginia, United States and reportedly redeemed the $8,000 profit via bitcoin pockets addresses he received from numerous cryptocurrency merchants.

 

Justice Mallong adjourned the case until March 22, for willpower of bail software and trial.

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