EFCC Arrests Popular Comedian, Pankeeroy For Alleged Bitcoin Scam

EFCC arrests Instagram comedian Pankeeroy - P.M. News

Richard Ginika Izuora

The Instagram comedian and content creator, Pankeeroy has been arrested alongside others for alleged involvement in a ‘Bitcoin scam’.

The social media content creator, Nwagbo Oliver Chidera popularly known as Pankeeroy, was arrested by operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over his alleged involvement in internet fraud.

The comedian was picked up on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Lekki, Lagos, following an intelligence report received by the Commission.

Pankeeroy is alleged to have been involved in ‘Bitcoin scam,’ an illicit act he said he started after falling into depression.

According to the EFCC, the comedian posed as a vendor who redeems bitcoin vouchers, using a platform to defraud his unsuspecting victims.

Among the items seized from the comedian was a Mercedes Benz car worth N36 million.

The Commission also revealed that the suspect has N22,300,000 worth of Bitcoin in his account.

Pankeeroy is a popular Instagram comedian social media influencer.

He is also a Computer Science graduate of the private institution, Redeemers university, Ede.

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